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The robot who considers towels

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 13, 2010

Who knew that watching a towel-folding robot could be so funny and fascinating?

I found this on Mike Migurski’s site and I cannot improve upon his description of the video:

There is so much here. The “previously-unseen towel” part of the title, the slightly-femmy movements of the robot, the way the 50X speed-up makes it look like a Svankmajer film, the diligent care with which it smooths out each towel when it’s done, and the palpable shock when it returns to the towel table and there aren’t any left to fold.

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