For those of you who could not attend ICRA 2012, here is a video compilation of all the awesome robots that were present including, DARPA, ARM, NASA’s Robonaut2, Willow Garage PR2, ReconRobotics Scout and Intuitive DaVinci. Via IEEE Spectrum.
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When we think about cloud robotics, we understand it consist of off-loading the computationally intensive tasks from a robot to a more powerful external resource that will process the data and send an answer or instructions on what to do back to the robot. We usually envision this computational outsourcing to be done by powerful server farms, but Tim Field […]
PR2 from Willow Garage is now able to help people with disabilities to perform everyday tasks such as manipulating objects shaving and more. The video below illustrates the scope and the results of the Robots for Humanity project that Willow Garage, the Healthcare Robotics Lab at Georgia Tech, and Henry and Jane Evans are pioneering. Via Willow Garage.
Many new things happened at Willow Garage recently. So let’s go ahead and have a look at all the awesome news. ROS Turns Three The Robot Operating System celebrated its third anniversary. It has come a long way since its beginning and should go even further in the future. See the video below for a quick overview […]
The Kinect was quickly hacked a few weeks ago and now, the development around this sensor is advancing very fast. The Kinect is a 3D camera made by Microsoft that not only senses a full colour video, but also sees the depth of objects and scenes. In the robotics field, the Kinect has been used […]
We are happy to announce that the PR2 from Willow Garage has a very good friend, the Kawada HRP2-JSK. Since robots do not have emotions (yet) or know the concept of friendship (yet), by “fiends” we mean that they can use the same open source code to perform the same tasks. This might not seem […]
As a follow up of our recent Beer-Fetching post, we are happy to report that the PR2 is making a remarkable progress in this area. The people at Willow Garage have been busy (and thirsty) programming the PR2 so it can fetch beer as dictated trough a web interface by their human masters. The project […]
The people at Willow Garage have reached a new milestone last Tuesday morning when they completed shipping out their eleven PR2 Robots for their Beta Program. Now the PR2 is out in the wild and we are looking forward to see what awesome tasks it will perform (besides folding towels and playing pool) Via Willow […]