Your Own PR2
FIGURE 1. PR-Lite next to Willow
Garage's PR2 at RoboGames 2010.
by Alan, Andrew, and Matthew Downing, Nathaniel Lewis, and Frank and Robert Ou
How would you like a robot that can play pool, fold towels, and bring you a
drink from the fridge? We’d like one too, but don’t want to spend $400,000 for a
PR2 from Willow Garage. PR2 is built with high-end components so that research
on robotics software can progress in anticipation of ultra-low cost components
becoming available down the road.
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