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Hungry? Let PR2 serve you a Subway sandwich

10/06/2011, Life right now might not be the same as what the Jetsons cartoon envisages, but that doesn’t mean robotic technology is lagging too far behind. The PR2 robot is not only smart enough to be able to fetch food from the fridge, but with the little help...

Willow Garage PR2 SE robot announced

08/11/2011, Willow Garage, the company behind the PR2 robot (touted as the world’s most advanced personal robot platform) has announced the launch of the PR2 SE. A modified version of the original PR2, the PR2 SE will be a one-armed robot instead of having two...

PR2 assists quadriplegic in scratching pleasure

07/15/2011, Remember the PR2 robot? Well, we know that it is smart enough to read and play pool, but what if it were to be involved in something much more useful such as helping out quadriplegics? Henry Evans, who has been a quadriplegic for the last ten years,...

Graspy, the PR2 robot, knows how to read

05/23/2011, The folks over at the University of Pennsylvania were one of the recipients of the Willow Garage PR2 robot giveaway program, last year, and now it looks like they’ve managed to program it into doing something useful. The engineers recently taught...

Willow Garage PR2 Robot Community Continues To Expand

12/15/2010, You might remember various stories of PR2 robots doing mundane tasks that you wouldn’t want to do, such as folding the laundry. Now Willow Garage has announced that the PR2 Robot community has expanded to 16 leading research labs worldwide. With...

R2D2 Most Popular Fictional Robot

11/29/2010, Willow Garage, the company developing the real robot PR2 (picture), published the results of their Favorite Fictional Robot Survey that draw over 500 votes: R2-D2 came out on top! (picture) See below the ranking of the 15 robot candidates for this...

PR2 robot figures out how to sort stuff out

11/23/2010, If you happen to own a PR2 robot, then you might be pleased to know that there is a new project available for the PR2 robot, where the project will alert the PR2 to the mechanical effort that is exerted whenever it lifts or pushes objects. For example,...

PR2 robot performs MIDI files to keep you entertained

08/20/2010, Ben Cohen, Daniel Benamy and Mike Phillips at UPenn managed to program their PR2 robot to perform a couple of songs through the use of MIDI files as part of a contest. The PR2 is able to do so autonomously as it interprets the MIDI files as keys on the...

PR2 billiards-playing robot does really well

06/16/2010, The PR2 might look rather unassuming, but this robot plays billiards differently without having to use an overhead camera with a perfect view of the table and balls. Not only that, it lacks a rig which allows it to position the cue virtually anywhere. No...

PR2 Robot Folds Your Laundry For You

03/30/2010, We’re certainly waiting for the day that robots will be able to do all the mundane household chores for us, and that includes folding the laundry. Sure, Foldy could do that, but we don’t mind having another alternative, and that’s Willow...