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Dreamer From Meka Robotics

Meka Robotics has created a robot called Dreamer that uses Willow Garage’s ROS or Robot Operating System.  The robot has no mouth, some very expressive ears as well as some cute eyes containing FireWire cameras. The idea here is to … Continue reading

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PR2 and ROS Grow

PR2 from Willow Garage uses ROS (Robot Operating System) and is one amazing robot. First PR2 learned to play pool and fetch beer for the staff at Willow Garage. PR2 is currently listed at $400,000, out of the range of … Continue reading

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TurtleBot From Willow Garage

Willow Garage, famous for the PR2, a pancake flipping robot, have recently introduced TurtleBot. Now your very own snack serving robot can be yours. TurtleBot is an affordable home robot kit and you can choose from 2 models. If you … Continue reading

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Controlling A Robot With Kinect

Willow Garage is holding a contest for it’s ROS (Robot Operating System).  See  all the details at ROS Contest. The entry shown above by Taylor Veltrop uses a Microsoft Kinect to map his body movements to the robot.  This is … Continue reading

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PR2 Makes Pancakes

Last year we saw an Italian team teach a robot how to flip pancakes.   Now we have PR2 and Rosie from Willow Garage making pancakes. We know the video is a little long and slow, but here are some things … Continue reading

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