Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Learn more.

Willow Garage PR2 SE Revealed: One-Armed Robot Costs $285K

by Shane McGlaun
Advertisement

We have seen the Willow Garage PR2 robot a few times now and each time the ‘bot is doing some pretty cool stuff. This is a  serious robot that is much more than some cool toy. It is used in research for all sorts of things from studying man-machine interfaces to helping the disabled. The robot is also capable of being used in projects for Federal grant money.

The PR2 series is the robot for research today and has all sorts of capabilities for education and research. Willow Garage has announced that it is now offering the PR2 SE robot with a single robot arm for $285,000. The ‘bot can have a second arm added at a later date for making up your best “Danger Will Robinson!” impressions.

And if you’ve got a proven track-record in contributing to the open source robotics community, you’ll get a 30% discount – bringing PR2 SE’s price down to the low, low price of $199,500.  Still, I think we can all agree that $200K is a lot of money. You can buy a nice house in my area for that money. Or a really nice robot.

[via Reuters]



Abandoned: S.S America

Abandoned: S.S America

3D-Printed Statue Self-Portrait

3D-Printed Statue Self-Portrait

Zuri Outdoor Wood Stool

Zuri Outdoor Wood Stool

Advertisement
Nissan Shuffles 2021 Altima Range and Offers Pricing Details

Nissan Shuffles 2021 Altima Range and Offers Pricing Details

Ford Mustang GT Performance Pack 2 Discontinued

Ford Mustang GT Performance Pack 2 Discontinued

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Price Announced

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Price Announced

Advertisement