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Robots: Tomorrow's technology is still tomorrow

Original post made on Mar 15, 2013

With a rotating head and two strong arms, the Personal Robot 2 from Menlo Park-based Willow Garage can navigate by itself and pick items up off the floor, open a refrigerator, fetch a beer and fold towels.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, March 15, 2013, 9:23 AM

Comments

Posted by I Robot, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 15, 2013 at 11:28 am

"Cloud intelligance"...Cna anyone say I ROBOT ? :-)


Posted by GaryB, a resident of Greenmeadow
on Mar 15, 2013 at 6:55 pm

GaryB is a registered user.

This is personal robotics. Palo Alto has other, more likely to be relevant sooner, robotics companies:

Suitable Technologies has a mobile telepresence that works well.
Web Link

Robotex has a small, ruggedized avatar
Web Link

Industrial Perception is adding perception and planning to industrial robots to revolutionize distribution
Web Link

And I'm probably missing a bunch of others.

This is the wave of robotics that will happen first, before we have anything personal.


Posted by oliver, a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Mar 17, 2013 at 2:52 am

Emotion is the next big thing for AI and Robots:
"Emoshape Announces First Generation Emotions Processing Unit - EPU"
Web Link