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Willow Garage Scientists Make Robots to Help Disabled People


Researchers and robot PR2

Robotics research scientists Matei Ciocarlie and Kaijen Hsiao pose with their robot, PR2, at the lab at Willow Garage in Menlo Park on Nov. 19, 2012.

Credit: Karl Mondon/Staff

If you plan to visit the offices of robotics research scientists Kaijen Hsiao and Matei Ciocarlie in Menlo Park, a word to the wise: The nine PR2 robots they're working with to help improve the lives of the severely disabled are prone to roam the hallways of Willow Garage, the cutting-edge robotics incubator founded in 2006.

From The San Jose Mercury News
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