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Cheers! PR2 robot knows where to pour your beer

You know summer's around the corner when robots are helping you grab a cold one. Now, an anticipatory algorithm is helping them refill your glass when you're ready for another round.

By May 28, 2013

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PR2 maker Willow Garage turns to commercial robotics

Following a report that it will close, the popular startup says it will instead become a self-sustaining company.

By February 11, 2013

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RFID helps robots locate objects

Work to improve robot vision is ongoing -- but robots don't necessarily need to rely solely on their eyes.

By September 23, 2014

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PR2 robot learns to scoop poop

Willow Garage's $400,000 PR2 humanoid robot becomes ever more useful with its poop-scooping skills.

By October 22, 2011

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PR2 robot helps quadriplegic man shave himself

The experiment is part of a broader effort to use robots to help people with reduced mobility, as well as seniors.

By July 14, 2011

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PR2 robot learns to read, follows words anywhere

At the University of Pennsylvania, Willow Garage's polymath PR2 robot is reading everything in sight, including T-shirts and coffee labels.

By May 23, 2011

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Beam+ robot heads for homes, waving $995 price tag

The new telepresence robot from a Willow Garage spinoff wants to be be a boon companion for you and your family, and be a bargain to boot.

By January 15, 2014

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This one-armed robot won't cost an arm and a leg

The new UBR-1 from the Willow Garage spin-off Unbounded Robotics, provides a multifunctional robot platform for just $35,000. Its spiritual predecessor, the PR2, costs $400,000

By October 21, 2013

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Any beer left in that bottle? Ask a PR2 robot

Another step in the quest for the perfect beer-serving robot. Willow Garage's PR2 can now distinguish whether bottles are full or empty.

By November 23, 2010

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Your own PR2 personal bot--for just $400,000

But if you're an open-source rock star, Willow Garage might grant you a $120,000 discount.

By September 8, 2010