Willow Garage

Willow Garage developed the PR2 as a research and development platform that promotes new applications and usage models and hopefully increases the consumer robotics ecosystem. To prepare this new offering for public consumption Willow Garage contracted with studiored to solve particular design challenges.

 

PR2 Serving Popcorn.

 

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Although the mechanics needed covers that protect the user from pinch points and secures the internal mechanisms they were also driven by low quantity production methods.

Studuioreddeveloped a simple, welcoming style language while accounting for clearance and part breakup solutions derived by the articulation range of the movements. The resulting platform was a low cost solution that maintained a cute and friendly demeanor.

 

PR2 does laundry for you.

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PR2 dancing in a party!
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PR2 meeting R2-D2.
Image source: Willow Garage flickr