May 7, 2010

Must Have: Free PR2 Bots in Beta Program

Willow Garage is offering 11 research teams its PR2 robots in a free, 2 year Beta Program. Because the bots are built with an open-source software platform, they can be programmed for many different roles in areas of perception, navigation, and manipulation. Worth more than $4 million, the recipients will be 10 universities in Japan Belgium, Germany and the US, and the tool and parts company Bosch.

By the way, one of those chosen is located at UC Berkely. This is the same team that taught a PR2 to fold towels. Now they will try to teach it how to do an entire load of laundry.

Via Willow Garage

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at May 7, 2010 9:25 PM
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