Latest in Pr2

Image credit:

Robot uses semantic search to get a Subway sandwich, do Jared's evil bidding (video)

Brian Heater
10.06.11
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Old PR2 can already fold towels, play pool and grab an ice cold beer -- really, the Willow Garage robot is just one task of short of mastering the day-to-day activities of your average college student. What's that? It can get a sandwich, too? Never mind. And this isn't just any "get me a sandwich" command -- the stout white 'bot uses semantic search to infer possible locations for sandwich, using knowledge of similar objects and environmental models. In the below video, you'll see PR2 make its way to a refrigerator, in search of sustenance, only to come up empty-clawed. Undaunted, it hops on an elevator and makes its way to a Subway sandwich shop. The joint project from the University of Tokyo and University of Munich was recently shown off at recent robotics conference. No word on when PR2 will be programmed to hold the onions.



All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Lebanon plans to charge a fee for internet voice calls

Lebanon plans to charge a fee for internet voice calls

View
California's Earthquake Early Warning system rolls out statewide

California's Earthquake Early Warning system rolls out statewide

View
Motorola invite hints at a 'reinvented' RAZR

Motorola invite hints at a 'reinvented' RAZR

View
Get $24 off the Nintendo Switch on Amazon

Get $24 off the Nintendo Switch on Amazon

View
Supreme’s burner phone is a hypebeast’s dream

Supreme’s burner phone is a hypebeast’s dream

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr