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Willow Garage reaches robotic milestone involving beer (video)


Finishing off the week on a fun note, we see that robotic firm Willow Garage — of special interest to Foresight due to their emphasis on open source — has achieved an important milestone in robotics: namely, the ability for a robot to fetch a beer from the fridge and deliver it.

It’s worth seeing the video.

Note that some of the video is speeded up by 5X or 6X, but these parts are clearly indicated, and it’s an interesting achievement in any case. —Chris Peterson

One Response to “Willow Garage reaches robotic milestone involving beer (video)”

  1. Ruben Grijalva Says:

    Also on a fun note is a new play in San Francisco called Foresight….Foresight tells the story of fictional Silicon Valley pioneer Victor Martinez and his wife, Lorena. Faced with a terminal illness and the approaching birth of his daughter, Victor migrates his personality into an advanced computer. Victor 2.0, fully equipped to read bedtime stories, vacuum the house, and even make breakfast, is convincing enough to assist Lorena in raising their daughter, Shelley. Shelley loves and accepts her digital daddy, but Victor’s physical absence takes a brutal toll on Lorena. The curtain rises on Shelley’s thirteenth birthday, when Lorena decides it’s time to finally move on.

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