NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s estimated that people spend nearly 20 hours a week doing housework.
But now, there’s a robot that can carry out just about any of your most frustrating household tasks, CBS2’s Alex Denis reported.
Making the bed, cleaning the gutters, folding the laundry — they’re just some of the daily chores people are met with regularly.
“My wife doesn’t approve of my folding qualities,” Gal Rozov said.
Household chores seemingly never end. However, Foldimate robotic laundry folding machine can fold items in minutes. The clipping of each item to Foldimate takes less than five seconds.
Rozov, a father of three, is the inventor behind the creation.
“Imagine having a friend that loves to fold laundry and– he, Foldimate, comes over every day and says, ‘Hand me the items and I’ll fold for you,'” he said.
Household robots are not that hard to imagine, especially if you’re a fan of the “The Jetsons.”
But while they may not be as advanced as Rosie yet, Tim Moynihan with Wired Magazine says these high-tech helpers are a growing field that all started with the robotic vacuum known as the Roomba.
“I think about 10 million of them are in homes right now so that kind of gives a good indication that people are comfortable with this kind of thing,” Moynihan said.
Now, the makers of the Roomba are unveiling several new products including a robotic mop…
…a window washing robot…
…and a robot that will clean your gutters.
“The looj cleans gutters faster than traditional methods,” Moynihan said. “It’s supposed to make it safer so you don’t have to go up and down a ladder.”
Moynihan’s magazine tested some of the new gadgets, including a robotic lawnmower by power tool maker Husqvarna.
There’s also Robo Buddy, the first social robot that the makers say connects, protects, and interacts with each member of your family.
“If you forget if you left your stove on, you can take Robo Buddy, drive it over to your stove and check,” Jason Hopper of Robo Buddy said. “It’s just about making somebody’s life a little bit happier, a little bit easier.”
Also debuting this year are robotic kitty litter boxes…
…and an automated barbecue cleaner.
Depending on the robot, costs vary from about $200 to about $1,000.