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Seven Dreamers to Hold Laundroid World 2017 – Proposing a New Relationship between Clothing, Robots and People in Collaboration with AirCloset and Cerevo –
TOKYO ̶ May 30, 2017 ̶ Seven Dreamers (official name: seven dreamers laboratories inc.; head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Shin Sakane), a group of technologists dedicated to creating totally novel, world-first products, today held Laundroid World 2017, a media event concerning Laundroid, the world's first*1 fully automatic laundry folding robot. At the event, Seven Dreamers announced the launch of its collaboration with AirCloset, Inc. (head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Satoshi Amanuma), a monthly subscription-based apparel rental service provider, and Cerevo Inc. (head office: Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo;CEO: Takuma Iwasa).
Laundroid is a fully automatic laundry folding robot for home use that Seven Dreamers has been developing since 2005. Created by combining three technologies—image analysis, artificial intelligence, and robotics, Laundroid is a novel household appliance that constantly evolves. The dedicated app*2 for operating Laundroid enables visualization on its interface of the frequency with which previously registered items of clothing are worn. By remembering and organizing clothing that has been worn, Laundroid can serve as an online closet. Seven Dreamers is planning to offer a “clothing concierge” service that will help users enjoy fashion by providing opportunities for them to wear an almost limitless range of new clothing. Collaborating with AirCloset is an example of the concept of “clothing concierge”.
Seven Dreamers also announced a collaboration with Cerevo, an IoT consumer electronics pioneer offering products both in Japan and overseas. Under this collaboration, Seven Dreamers will integrate Laundroid with Cerevo’s Lumigent, a robotic desk lamp with voice recognition and transformation functions which recently has been announced to utilize Alexa (https://goo.gl/GVqcGi). Lumigent lights up automatically when spoken to. The integration will enable Lumigent to command the basic Laundroid operations. By connecting with various IoT devices in the home, Laundroid will facilitate the establishment of a new relationship between people and robots.
With Laundroid, Seven Dreamers will offer world-first technology and services that will change conceptions of home appliances and robots.
*1 For household laundry folding machines as of October 4, 2016
*2 Supported operating systems: iOS 9.0 and later, Android 6.0 and later. Scheduled to be released this coming fall.
■ About airCloset Inc. (website: https://www.air-closet.com)
AirCloset operates airCloset, Japan's first monthly subscription-based apparel rental service for women. airCloset enables subscribers to wear new clothing any number of times with no time limit, and includes shipping and cleaning costs together with personal styling by professional stylists. AirCloset is committed to creating services attuned to the lifestyles of women, and its airCloset service is currently used by over 100,000 subscribers, most of them working women.
■ About Cerevo Inc. (website: https://www.cerevo.com/)
Cerevo Inc. (Consumer Electronic REVOlution) was founded in 2008 and is located in Tokyo, Japan with a branch office in Redmond, WA, USA. Cerevo is a small batch company focusing on making unique networked devices and connected solutions for both consumer and professional users based on its "Global Niche” concept. Cerevo’s products have been recognized globally and are sold in more than 60 countries.
Over 25 products have been released including, The LiveShell series - devices to enable live streaming on Ustream and YouTube Live using only a video camera, LiveWedge – a 4 input HDMI switcher with live streaming capabilities, Tipron - a smart robot projector for homes or businesses, and the XON series of smart sports products. For more information, please visit – http://cerevo.com
About seven dreamers laboratories inc.
Seven Dreamers is a technology group dedicated to creating totally novel, world-first products. Its first project was the development of Nastent, a tube-shaped medical device that is inserted into the nasal passage to aid breathing during sleep by preventing obstruction of the airway. Its second project was the use of an original 3D measurement system to manufacture totally order-made carbon golf shafts. For its third project, Seven Dreamers developed Laundroid as the world’s first fully automatic laundry folding machine and started to take advance registration for Laundroid in May 2017. Seven Dreamers received a grant from the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) to aid in the development of Laundroid.
Head office: Mita Kokusai Building 17 F, 1-4-28, Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo
President & CEO: Shin Sakane
Capital: JPY 7.7 billion (including capital reserve)
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sevendreamers/
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