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Willow Garage Remove An Arm To Make New PR2 SE Robot More Affordable (video)
If you have always want to get your hands on a Willow Garage PR2
Robot but cant quite find the $400,000 in change to place the order. You
might be please to know Willow Garage has now unveiled a new
and relatively cheaper model called the PR2 SE.
Unfortunately to save on costs and hit the cheaper $285,000 price
mark, Willow Garage needed to remove a few components, well an arm to be
exact. But don’t worry you can always buy the other arm later on once
funds start rolling in.
Even with one arm you can still carry out some amazing tasks, watch a
video of the PR2 SE’s bigger brother, all be it with two arms baking
cookies after the jump.
Both the PS2 and lighter one armed PR2
SE Robot come equipped with the Microsoft Kinect motion sensor, allowing
you to program and create a huge array of applications.
CSAIL students programmed the PR2 robot to perform the wide
variety of tasks required to bake cookies (Chocolate Afghans, to be