Chad, Jihoon and Stephen will be at ICRA and ROSCon this year, and will be taking part in the “Yesterday’s Sushi Challenge”, organised by Willow Garage. Come by to check out our sushi-loving robots! The website for the challenge is http://mobilemanipulationchallenge.org/
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Willow Garage has released their photo and video set of the PR2 Workshop! Check it out here – http://people.willowgarage.com/trips/freiburg_pr2_ws_2012/gallery/
PR2 Commander Hackathon web page It’s day 3 and we’re cooking with gas. We’ve fully implemented an SLU to ROS pipeline using rosbridge. Inference is done in SLU and the results are piped to ROS. The following video shows the PR2 successfully following natural language commands (no cost function has been implemented yet).
Jihoon put together a great video for the block builder hackathon. Check it out:
Brown Robotics held a hackathon in the final week of January 2012. We implemented a block building node for the PR2, which drives the PR2 to pick up toy blocks and place them according to a user-specified design. Check out the hackathon summary page for more info! Also check out the block builder interface here. [...]
Would you like to see a robot give a high five by just asking it to? Brian Thomas, from the Brown University Robotics Group, came up with a way to command robots to give a high five and perform many other actions using spoken or written language. During his internship at Willow Garage, Brian developed [...]
Brown RLAB is heading your way next week…