Tactile robot with a sense of touch can fold laundry

Despite all their abilities robots are still bad at housework – for now.

robot that can fold laundry: robotic arm with 2 pincers picking up a folded towel, inset in image shows coating on pincers in fine grey material
The ReSkin coating on a robot, allowing it to figure out how many layers of laundry to grasp. Credit: Carnegie Mellon University