Willow Garage’s PR2 robot brings you beer from the fridge

Who can guess the future of robots? None of us, but I can predict the future of your parties – a robotic bartender, taking orders for beer. Sounds droll, but that’s the ability robot designers at Willow Garage have managed to vest in their ever-brilliant PR2 robot. The PR2 robot takes orders for any beer, rides up to the fridge opens its door to locate the beer and then picks the ones required shutting the door behind it. Using face recognition software, the robot provides the beer to you and if required can also toss open the bottle. PR2’s code is modular and open source therefore once you have the robot at home, it can be tweaked to deliver to your commands and adjust to your fridge and the taste for beer. There’s a lot of testing still in progress because the team at Willow Garage want to be thoroughly satisfied with the bot’s ability with beer before you and me can freak out in laziness.

willow garage pr2 robot fetches beer from fridge
willow garage pr2 robot fetches beer from fridge

Via: BotJunkie

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