The creators of the PR2 robot are finally done making it fold their laundry. Now they've finally put it to some good, honest labor: billiards. It's just like The Color of Money, except Paul Newman is a task-oriented robot.
Even if the PR2 is aware that other robots are out there climbing, drawing, and saving lives while it's stuck at home folding towels, it doesn't let it on. It just goes about its business, folding away, slowly but surely.
Willow Garage's PR2 robot already knew how to find its own electrical outlet. Now that it's also learning how to generalize actions, it's only a matter of time before it's mixing me the perfect highball.