Seven Dreamers Laboratories Inc. Laundroid Robot Prototype

The Seven Dreamers Laboratories Inc. Laundroid robot prototype stands at the company’s headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. Seven Dreamers’ chief executive officer Shin Sakane received 6 billion yen ($53 million) from partners, including Panasonic Corp., last month to advance “the Laundroid” — a robot he is developing to not only wash and dry garments, but also sort, fold and neatly arrange them. Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg