Following a report that it will close, the popular startup says it will instead become a self-sustaining company.
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.
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.
Bavarian sausages and French bread make for a small feast served up by two autonomous droids.
At the University of Pennsylvania, Willow Garage's polymath PR2 robot is reading everything in sight, including T-shirts and coffee labels.
Another step in the quest for the perfect beer-serving robot. Willow Garage's PR2 can now distinguish whether bottles are full or empty.
Get your one-armed PR2s for only $285,000. They're perfect for robot-human arm-wrestling.
But if you're an open-source rock star, Willow Garage might grant you a $120,000 discount.
Willow Garage hosted an open house Wednesday evening to introduce the first round of PR2 robots being made available to researcher and developers. With a mission to accelerate the advancement of open-source robotics software and development, the Menlo Park, Calif., company has now awarded 11 institutions a chance to see what they can do with the PR2 robots.