There are still a few holes missing in PR2's laundry routine. It lacks the requisite sensors to distinguish between clean clothing tossed on the ground and dirty clothing tossed on the ground, and its vision system is not quite able to peer deep into a front-loading washing machine to ensure no sock is left behind.

But when it comes to handling clothes fresh from the dryer, it's a master at folding and even putting garments on hangers. Ironing might still be a challenge, but with all the extra free time one would have with a laundry bot at their disposal, surely they could find a minute or two to de-wrinkle a dress shirt. [YouTube via IEEE Spectrum]