Open Source Robotics – The PR2

This is a perfect example of what will be to come with my new Blog and a great first post.

The Personal Robot 2, or PR2, is a completely Open Source robot aimed at educational and open source growth in advanced robotics for software developers.  The PR2 is a spin-off from the original PR1 from Stanford University. In 2006, early Google developer, Scott Hassan (also eGroups Founder / Yahoo Groups), began Willow Garage, in an effort to promote wide-scale personal open source robotics. Check out the PR2 overview, or look further below to see the PR2 fetch a beer for their developers.

The developers at Willow Garage take time out to do one week hackathons, where an entire week is dedicated to accomplishing a certain task. Here is a hackathon of them programming the PR2 to fetch beer for the developers.

There are a couple more videos if you are still interested, find Willow Garage and the PR2 @

About Phillihp Harmon

I'm Phillihp. My name can be spelled the same way forwards and backwards, so can my posts... if you wish. I'm out here exploring, learning, and sharing what I find. This is more for fun and personal growth, I aim to be as consistent as possible, so check back daily!
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3 Responses to Open Source Robotics – The PR2

  1. Acquisto says:

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  2. I have read your whole article I like this post thanks you are sharing a great article .

  3. brp says:

    I wish someday to have a robot who will make all my house routine! I have cleaning, washing…..

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