You Can Now Own Willow Garage's Pool-Playing, Laundry-Folding,…

There's not much the PR2 can't do at this point. It hustles pool. It folds laundry. It (arguably) applies prophylactics. And as of today, it can do all of these things as your personal robot slave. If you're filthy rich. » 9/08/10 8:47am 9/08/10 8:47am

Action-Generalizing Robot Is a Crucial Step Towards Robot Butlers

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. » 12/29/09 7:00pm 12/29/09 7:00pm

Self-Charging PR2 Robot Travels From Room to Room in Search of Power

Unlike Roombas and the ASIMO that require specific charging docks to refuel their power, the PR2 uses the standard 3-pronged electrical outlet for its power source. » 6/12/09 11:30pm 6/12/09 11:30pm