June 22, 2009

Willow Garage Self-Feeding PR2

Willow Garage's alpha robot PR2 (Personal Robot 2) has some amazing abilities. On display at the beginning of June, he walked through 8 doors and maneuvered around obstacles, including humans, that may have been in his way in less than an hour. But the kick here is that PR2 also plugged himself in for a recharge 9 times and knew enough to not break into a door that was locked. Attaboy!

Via Willow Garage

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at June 22, 2009 9:10 AM
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And a bit frightening, don't you think?

Posted by: sheila at June 23, 2009 3:46 PM

Pretty cool! Programming a bot to run in a fairly variable environment with that amount of accuracy is quite amazing.

Posted by: Kyle at June 22, 2009 11:17 PM
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