May 17, 2011

PR2 Scans, Bags Groceries

The PR2 is back in botty news as a team from Stanford has been working on an "autonomous checkout clerk." The grocerybot has a 3D sensor and can grasp, read and sort a bar code. It will put the selected item in a bag with a 91.6% success rate out of 100 products. It won't set any speed records and won't protect your perishables when bagging, but it certainly is a noteworthy accomplishment.

Via ieee Spectrum

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at May 17, 2011 11:29 AM
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