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FoldiMate will probably be our laundry-folding bestie (Tomorrow Daily 378)Harvard University shows off the newest version of its RoboBee; also, a robot designed to fold your laundry gets a trailer, release window and pricing.
[MUSIC] Greetings in the citizen of internet. Welcome to smart daily the best TD talk show in the new universe. I'm Ashley Esqueda and I'm Jeff Cannata and were here to keep you up today on the headline. We heard a lot of Harvard Robobee but it looks like they got some new text up there Wings? The goal of the RoboBee is to create robot insects that can fly autonomously for sustained periods of time. They've been working on this bee for years now and the most recent version is about the same size as the real thing. It weighs just 84 milligrams, which is lighter than a real bee. And it can do something previous versions couldn't. It can land on a wall during flight using electrostatic adhesion. RoboBee can stick to just about any surface and needs 1000 times less power to perch compared to hovering, which greatly extends its battery life. Research on RoboBee will continue, and the team leader, Robert Wood, says it might be five to ten years before we might see RoboBee used in real world situations. Are they gonna be pollinating robo-flowers? That's one of the things they're saying. They would maybe consider robotic pollination. Well that's good because I guess all the bees are dying off and we're doomed. It's really scary, yeah. We're gonna have to have the robot army save us? We may have to replace the locked bees with robo-bees. Which would be kind of cool. Yeah. Speaking of robots guys There's a robot that can now fold my laundry, so give me, give me, give me. Foldimate just dropped the preview trailer for its robot laundry overlord. The bot has clips that you hang your clothes on. Then it draws your shirts into the machine to be folded nicely in stacks to be put away. It also has de-wrinkling, perfuming, softening, and sanitizing options available for an additional price. Sadly though, you will not be getting one for your significant other this holiday season because pre-orders won't start until next year and the FoldiMate won't ship until 2018. And the starting price tag is an eye watering $700. Also, It cannot handle oversized items or things like underwear. But who's folding their underwear, number one, and also, who's folding fitted sheets? No one, because we don't know how. It's not real. They need to invent a robot to do that. That would be, there's no price too high for a robot to do that. Fitted sheet robot, sky's the limit Blank check. The start of this story was so wonderful and the end was so bad. Yeah. $700 is way steep and not til 2018? Come on. Two years, I gotta wait two years. I already stopped folding things. Just when I heard about it, and now I have two years of unfolded laundry. I can only preorder one thing two years in advance, which is my Tesla. Your car? Yeah, it's my car. I can't, there's no, I can't wait that long, it's too much. But Okay so a lot of people, the argument is. I think we have to talk about this on Thursday because there's a lot to get into. Definitely. Yeah. I'm so dying to know what you guys think of the [INAUDIBLE]. Okay there's a huge schism in people. There's a canyon between them. Right. One side says, this is the laziest thing I've ever seen in my life, people are the worst. Not wrong. You're not wrong. And yet. And yet, the majority of people, if you look at polls about this thing,say that this is the greatest thing since sliced bread. I want one, but not at $700. I want the Rumba to move, hit my laundry, Toss it to the folding mate, who then folds it. It's like a Rube Goldberg machine of robots. I like that a lot. Of laundry folding. I absolutely hate folding anything, so this makes me so happy, I'm ready. Okay, so #HEYTD we'll talk about it on Thursday if we see your comments up on Twitter Yeah, I'm sure people have a lot to say about on that. But let's get to our phonetographer of the day. [MUSIC] [UNKNOWN] phonetographer of the day is Michael who took this selfie with his iPhone 6s. Yes Michael writes in he says hey guys, love the show. Here are some selfies that J.D Lil Char took. He has his own Instagram so he likes to show off sometimes. He's my bear, burly man that goes on adventures around Portland, Oregon. Thanks for doing what you do and keep on being awesome. These may not be appropriate for the show, but if nothing else, I hope you get a kick out of them and use what you want. I'll shout at my iPhone 6 and 6s. PS, you're both total babes. I'll take it. Wink. Yeah, that's JD LaChard JD LaChard driving. JD LaChard has a series of photos. They're great. He's adorable. And I highly recommend, check now that Instagram cuz it delighted me beyond. And, if you guys wanna be like Michael though, and you want to send in your selfies and you can get creative just like Micheal did. Yeah. >This guy. I love it. [UNKNOWN] little chart, you can send in your phonetography for this month, the theme is selfie. Mm-hm. To TOMORROW@CNET. COM. Yeah, be sure to tell us what device you took it on, give us permission to use it on the show Tell us how to pronounce your name, and we love those little stories about why you took that picture, especially with this theme. Yeah, and you're also completely allowed to tell us we are total babes in every email you send. [LAUGH] 100% welcome. We'll take it. Compliments always welcome. You guys are the best. Please share the show. Tomorrowdaily.com is where to send a friend. We always appreciate that. Ashley Esqueda>> And you find us online. We'll be back tomorrow. We're very excited Justin Carp who is going to talk about his book. Kanye West owes me $300. Very excited. Really really cool guy. Super So funny, can't wait. So that's it for this show until next time. Be a good human. Okay. [MUSIC]