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.

Although it takes Willow Garage's PR2 58 minutes to complete its mission, it managed to barrel through 8 doors—maneuvering itself around junk scattered all over an office space—and find 9 different electrical outlets to recharge itself. If all the outlets were being used, I wonder if the PR2 is smart enough to figure out how to yank out other plugs for an empty socket. [Willow Glen via Robots.net via Technabob]

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