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CNET News Video: Willow Garage rolls out PR2 robots

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CNET News Video: Willow Garage rolls out PR2 robots

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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.

^M00:00:00 [ Music ] ^M00:00:29 >>PR2 is a robot designed from the ground up to enable software developers to focus on new ideas and new technologies. It integrates all of the essential capabilities you need including capable arms, powerful onboard [inaudible], sensors in the head, body and even cameras in the forearm and, of course, it runs Ross [phonetic]. ^M00:01:01 [ Music ] ^M00:01:35

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