effie is a slick new robotic domestic appliance that irons your clothes for you. Hang your clothes up straight from the washing machine, click go.
(effie automated ironing robot video)
We are Rohan and Trevor, and we think ironing sucks. It takes ages, itís hard to do well and itís a waste of time. We donít want to do it anymore, so we created effie. Now, you wonít have to either.
effie will be the worldís first domestic automated ironing machine and we canít wait to bring it to you. With 1,000ís of drawings, prototypes, and an electrocution, the evolution of effie has been a journey with more plot twists than Harry Potter.
Russian science fiction author Mikhail Mikheev also encountered some problems on the way to creating a (fictional) ironing robot. In his 1972 short story "Утюг" (pronounced "ootyug") or "Iron", future Russians use natural plant fibers to recreate what their "прабабушки" (great-grandmothers) wore.
But, there was a problem. Unlike future clothing, the vintage clothing wrinkled and somehow needed to be smoothed. How could this be accomplished? Better call "Бытовых Автоматов" - Household Automata to create an ironing robot!
New clothes had to be protected, periodically clean, wash and dry. Build special base washing and cleaning proved unsustainable, and offered to set up production plants portable washing machines. But after washing and drying clothes had to be smooth - free from fine lines and wrinkles ...
Here plant Household Automata and received an urgent task to develop and set up production units of BTR - "бытовые тканевые разглаживатели " (a household fabric smoother).