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Continuing our run-up coverage to MAKE’s 2013 Hardware Innovation Workshop is number three in our “pitches with prototypes” contest: the FoldiMate 5000 Alpha laundry-folding robot from co-founders Gal Rozov, Dr. Ted Selker, and Robert Ford.

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Their target market is “businesses who fold clothes regularly, starting with coin-operated laundromats, apparel printing shops, clothing stores, etc.” writes CEO Rozov, who has put together a seven-person team to develop the idea. They are self-funded, at this point, to the tune of $300,000. More information is available at the FoldiMate VC clearinghouse page on AngelList.

Check out the pitch FoldiMate sent us for the Hardware Innovation Workshop’s prototype contest, below.

Click here to register for the Hardware Innovation Workshop.

Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


  • http://www.palcohvac.com George

    This is crazy! I’m not sure how I feel about living in a world where robots are folding my clothes!

  • http://none Brad Flaherty

    nice idea… but a really poor presentation on behalf of the innovators. I still don’t know the quality of the fold, the fold time (they say it, but don’t demonstrate it) or if it folds all clothes well.
    I hope they make it, but they will have to upgrade their marketing severely.

  • http://www.jdidproductdesign.com/ Lillian Dostal

    It is another amazing invention. But I guess people will now get lazier and lazier. I am sure this invention will be upgraded and its work will be more effective but then again, people will now rely too much on robots. It now reminds me of the movie Wall-E.