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Pitches with Prototypes: FoldiMate Laundry Robot

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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.

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zUxPYXSxAGQ

Click here to register for the Hardware Innovation Workshop.

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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.

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