Stretch is an $18,000 robot that can vacuum your couch

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Stretch is an $18,000 robot that can vacuum your couch

Stretch is a robot with a strong grip and it’s ready to do your laundry. 

Hello Robot launched the 50-pound bot on Tuesday. The startup was founded by Google’s former robotics director, Aaron Edsinger, and Georgia Tech professor Charlie Kemp, who met at MIT. 

The helpful robot can be teleoperated from a computer, although Hello Robot says it will eventually work autonomously. With the gripper, 3D camera, laser, and other sensors, and the help of open-source software, you can use the robot to open cabinet doors, grab a coffee cup, wipe down a table, or vacuum the couch. 

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