Upcoming Technology: Robots that jerk you off

UC Berkley, this is what your tuition dollars are paying for. Behold, a Johnny 5 robot designed only folding socks/taxidermy

It is sort of neat (in a way that really isn’t) that the robot can determine whether a sock is turned inside and out. Perhaps this technology can be used in the future when the great Fabric Wars hit and men on the front lines need to sort through giant stacks of clothes quickly. When that happens, the PR2 will win us the war.

Wondering if this has any practical uses? Notice that the above video is moving at 15x speed. Fifteen minutes to fold your socks, Jimmy? It actually might be better to just do your own laundry. God knows I work around this house all day and I could really use a little help. No, we are not getting you a robot assistant. Maybe when your father comes back finally from getting cigarettes two years ago we can afford you a sock robot. Until then DON’T YOU WALK AWAY FROM ME YOUNG MAN I WILL BE RESPECTED.


About Chad Quandt

Writer for videogames, animation, the webcomic Suffrage. Master blocker in dodgeball. Barbecued with Corey Haim before he died.

Posted on September 6, 2010, in Chad Quandt, Pop Culture and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. The practical use is teaching students how to build a robot that performs a complicated task (for a robot). Gotta learn somehow.

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