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.
Following a report that it will close, the popular startup says it will instead become a self-sustaining company.
Work to improve robot vision is ongoing -- but robots don't necessarily need to rely solely on their eyes.
Willow Garage's $400,000 PR2 humanoid robot becomes ever more useful with its poop-scooping skills.
The experiment is part of a broader effort to use robots to help people with reduced mobility, as well as seniors.
At the University of Pennsylvania, Willow Garage's polymath PR2 robot is reading everything in sight, including T-shirts and coffee labels.
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.
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
Another step in the quest for the perfect beer-serving robot. Willow Garage's PR2 can now distinguish whether bottles are full or empty.
But if you're an open-source rock star, Willow Garage might grant you a $120,000 discount.