Panasonic Sustainable Maintainer

Panasonic's laundry machine concept does all the work for you

A concept machine from Panasonic makes a big promise to complete every step of laundry -- from sorting to folding and everything in between.

Panasonic displayed the appliance, called the Sustainable Maintainer, at the IFA 2017 trade show in Berlin. Here's how it worked during a demonstration: 

  • You place clothes inside the machine.
  • Grabbers lift each garment, and the machine scans it in search of stains and product care information.
  • The machine lays the garment flat and sends it across a conveyor belt. The machine finds the previously identified stains and washes only those.
  • The machine sucks the clothing dry, then grabs the garment and folds it.
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