Ukraine students design bed-making robot

Kiev, Jan 17 (IANS) Six students from a university in Ukraine have designed a robot that can make a bed, the Segodnya newspaper reported Thursday.

The students are from the Dnepropetrovsk National University in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine's fourth largest city with about a million inhabitants.

The robot can change bedclothes and remove stains from bed sheets, project manager Anastasia Rudenko was quoted as saying by Xinhua.

The invention won a competition at the Student Research Conference Business Week-2012 in Paris.

"This is a real project, not fiction," Rudenko said.

The robot could go into mass production soon at the price of $200-800 depending on its characteristics.

Once the robot is put to use, it will help people maintain order at home and save time for sleep in the morning, she said.