Finally, an Open Source Robot

I suppose I could live with Robots if they were Open Source. (Or are they just trying to lull me into complacency?)

Imagine a robot that hands you a beer and then cleans your kitchen and living room. That’s what a start-up called Willow Garage in Menlo Park, Calif., is busy developing. But the company isn’t going it alone: Willow Garage is an open source project that wants as much outside participation as possible.

Now, you see, everything OpenSource is better. This is a robot that gives you beer. It is an Open Source Robot. Free Beer and Free Software are finally married into one glorious concept!!!!

The story is here.

Then, there’s this:


Comments

  1. #1 the real cmf
    March 9, 2008

    Their goal is ” to build 10 robots and make them available to university researchers”
    But it takes a village to raise a robot! If only ten researchers get custody, who will save the robochildren?

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