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TOKYO -- At the 2015 CEATEC show in Japan, a company called Seven Dreamers had an interesting robot to show off.

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It was hidden behind an ominous black door.

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Its name is Laundroid, and it's a laundry folding robot.

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Unfolded laundry goes into the slot and then, about 5 minutes later...

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...out comes a perfectly folded shirt!

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Yes, with no human intervention, the laundry is done.

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The next step toward robot domination?

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Laundroid is slated to go on sale sometime in 2016.

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