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.
Large systems, such as high-speed bottle label printers and semiconductor operator stations, focus on significant ergonomic, service and safety issues. StudioRed tackles these projects with our RED methodology, addressing the product configuration, “look and feel,” and manufacturing costs. When considering commercial product design and commercial product development, large products like these often have manufacturing challenges due to the sheer size of the parts needed to make them.
Our knowledge of low and high-volume manufacturing methods allows us to deliver commercial product design solutions that are sensitive to these goals. Our commercial product development experience includes extensive knowledge in ergonomics, brand positioning, safety compliance, and manufacturing. This aggregate approach allows us to deliver a complete solution that is ready for production.
The OpenCellular is an open source, "wireless access platform" designed to drive down the cost of setting up cellular networks in places where it has been traditionally difficult to do so. The system is designed to provide the tools to set up a complete network, from the physical equipment to the software that runs it.