I dislike picking up my dog's droppings almost as much as stepping in them. However, a fleet of these automated scoopers could one day safeguard my shoe soles without reducing me to picking up poop.
The kids up at MIT have cooked up a robot that can bake chocolate cookies for them. They've named it PR2 and filmed it mixing the necessary ingredients with considerable efficiency.
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.
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.