Open source personal robot platform with sensors

I will be out of the country when this talk happens: can someone go and ask whether the sensor suite is open source? —Chris Peterson (Info forwarded by Ravi Mistry)

“An open platform for robotics research”

Description:
Personal Robotics research and development are accelerating. A
growing community of Open Source developers is creating a platform
called ROS that anyone can build on to make the breakthroughs that
will lead to new applications. Willow Garage is building a personal
robot platform, PR2, which has two arms, a mobile base, and a rich
sensor suite. This talk will review the current status of ROS and
PR2, and discuss opportunities to join the ROS Open Source community.

Speaker:
Steven Cousins, President & CEO, Willow Garage

Date:
Thursday June 18, 2009 4-5pm

Location:
George E. Pake Auditorium, PARC,
3333 Coyote Hill Rd, Palo Alto, California, USA
http://www.parc.com/util/map.html

This presentation is FREE and open to the public. There is free
parking, and the venue is handicapped accessible. No registration is
required. Seating is limited and on a first come first served basis.

Speaker Bio:
Steve Cousins is the President and CEO of Willow Garage. Before
Willow, Steve was a senior manager at IBM’s Almaden Research Center. He has been on the senior staff of the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), and a researcher at Interval Research Corporation. Steve holds a PhD in CS from Stanford University, and Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Washington University.

See also the IEEE blog post on this project.

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