Willow Garage’s PR2 robot

We would like you to meet PR2. Made by Willow Garage, PR2 is a platform for research into robotic programming.  The bot itself is simple compared to some of the humanoid bots we see, but its behavior is quite complex. In the video above, you see PR2 completing milestone 2 of its development. This includes navigating an office with closed doors and plugging itself into a standard wall outlet for a charge.  We’re especially fond of the “wiggle”. You can hear some of the developers talk more about PR2 and its completion of milestone 2 in the video after the break.

[via BotJunkie]

Comments

  1. pr2 is so…cute! His behaviorisms (wiggling, etc) are seemingly quite un-robotic, and therefore endearing :)

  2. Kyle says:

    That is one heck of a difficult task. Congratulations to them!

  3. nave.notnilc says:

    I look forward to seeing milestone 3 :)

  4. MCscrewdriver says:

    Well done boys, well done. Does it work with white outlets though :) ?

  5. redtooth says:

    this shit’s old. on engadget weeks ago.

  6. g-ranger says:

    @redtooth

    milestone 2, dumbass

  7. j616 says:

    Prety cool. All it needs is an onboard speaker with the benny hill theme tune playing.

  8. yon says:

    FFS YOUTUBE!
    “This video is not available in your country due to copyright restrictions.”

  9. Conino says:

    Great, something other than my kids and my cat that is going to interrupt my love making session at night to charge itself. Let’s hope it’ll find the right outlet: “Honey what’s that”, “what? it is not me”

  10. theTwiz says:

    @nave.notnilc: unfortunately, milestone 3 is when they teach it to build more of itself, and milestone 4 is when it learns to wield weapons.

    milestone 5 we all die.

  11. tommy says:

    Actually milestone 5 is “get struck by lightning causing a morality routine to become active and begin quest to protect its favorite humans while eliminating the other robots from milestone 3″ Milestone 6 is to get slagged by aforementioned robots, milestone 7 is we all die. But that doesn’t happen until at least the third sequel.
    :-)

  12. svofski says:

    not available in my country due to copyright restrictions? what the fsck!?!(@*&

  13. entropia says:

    “this video is not available in your country due to copyright restrictions”. laaaaaaaaameeee.

  14. forex robot says:

    wow i like this robot

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