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Free PR2 Robots Offered to Open Source Robotics Researchers

Feb 03, 2010, 14:02 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to John Carl Villanueva for this link. ]

"10 lucky research organizations will stand to benefit from Willow Garage's PR2 Beta Program, under which they will each be granted free use of one PR2 robot and earn the privilege to participate in the advancement of open source robotics development.

"Willow Garage, an organization dedicated to the development of robotics hardware and open source software, has put up the PR2 Beta Program to enable breakthroughs in personal robotics, expand the open source robotics community, develop reusable components and tools, and explore new applications for personal robots.

"These initiatives are aimed at eventually building safe personal robots that can aid and interact with humans"

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