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”

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.

Steven Cousins, President & CEO, Willow Garage

Thursday June 18, 2009 4-5pm

George E. Pake Auditorium, PARC,
3333 Coyote Hill Rd, Palo Alto, California, USA

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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