Willow Garage rolls out PR2 robots Video
Willow Garage rolls out PR2 robots Video Transcript
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>>PR2 is a robot designed from the ground up to enable software developers to focus on new ideas and new technologies. It integrates all of the essential capabilities you need including capable arms, powerful onboard [inaudible], sensors in the head, body and even cameras in the forearm and, of course, it runs Ross [phonetic]. ^M00:01:01 [ Music ] ^M00:01:35
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