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This Personal Robot Can Plug Things in, Fetch Beer, Play Pool, Clean up With a Cart, Fold Towels, and Match Your Socks

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It's hard to find a good personal assistant—what is up with kids these days, right? Forget them. For just $400,000, you can snag yourself a Willow Garage-designed PR2 robot—one you can teach stuff too, like, play pool, get you a beer, plug stuff into walls, fold towels, and, its latest trick, match socks—even when they're inside out!
· PR2, $400,000 at Willow Garage
· UC Berkeley researchers teach PR2 robot to fold towels [Engadget]
· Willow Garage's PR2 robot breaks, enters, steals electricity [Engadget]