A robot that irons shirts

A prototype robotic machine that promises to take away the hassle of ironing shirts, blouses, and trousers has been recently presented in Great Britain. The inventors of the robot, engineers Rohan Kamdar and Trevor Kerth, claim it can cut ironing time by 95 per cent.

The robot, named “Effie”, can dry and iron 12 separate pieces of clothing at once. The process is rather simple: you hang up the clothing in the machine’s cabinet on adjustable hangers, close the doors and then an internal steam iron presses the shirt – taking out any creases. The items are ready within three minutes. At the moment, a fully working prototype is available, with a full version expected in spring 2018. The expected price of the robotic ironing machine is 787 euros (699 pounds) .