clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

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

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

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]