> I'm thinking of a third robot that interacts with our existing and totally fabulous washing machine and dryer robots instead of a human.
Right now, doing laundry in your own homes, it takes exactly 10 people to do 10 loads of laundry. We can reduce this to one or two people by centralizing all of this work to specialized workers, if not less.
If we go by the goal of fewer people spending less time doing menial labor, this is a clear win.
I think there may be marginal efficiencies over people taking their clothes to a laundromat in some cases. But I've never heard of anybody with washer and dryer at home using a laundry service. Typically they'll just hire a maid to do their laundry if they really need it.