Engineers teach $400,000 robot to autonomously clean up turds

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's GRASP Lab have taught Willow Garage's PR2 robot to identify feces based on color, confront the offending substances, and dispose of them in a state-of-the-art plastic bucket. And judging from this video, UPenn gave GRASP a blank check for their fake excrement budget. » 10/17/11 12:55pm 10/17/11 12:55pm

"PR2 Playpen" keeps robots entertained (and learning) for hours and…

Willow Garage's PR2 robot can fold laundry, play billiards, and fetch a beer from the fridge. But can it pick up a spoon? » 5/28/11 11:30am 5/28/11 11:30am