Ironing shirts and other clothing items is not a lot of fun, but someone has to do it. Wouldn’t it be nice to use robots to do the job? Yinxiao Li has shared a video showing how robots can complete this task. In a paper that has been accepted in ICRA 2016, Columbia University researchers cover a robotic ironing system that uses Kinect sensors to get the job done.
The robot is capable of wrinkle detection and motion planning. It probably is better at ironing than some of us humans. What do you think? Are you impressed?