Robot Roommates Shop For, Prepare Breakfast
James and Rosie met, moved in together, and now they shop for breakfast food and then make a tasty breakfast featuring Bavarian sausage. And they're robots.
James is one of the well-known
PR2 robots from Willow Garage; while on a trip to Germany to popularize robotics, James met Rosie, a two-armed (and four-eyed). As it turns out, they had some things in common; both use the ROS (Robot Operating System), use Hokuyo laser scanners and Kinect 3D sensors, and have omnidirectional mobile bases.
It seemed only natural that they should make a tasty Bavarian breakfast together; see the following video.
(James the PR2 and Rosie make breakfast)
Real-life cooperative robots (see
RoboEarth Lets Robots Learn From Each Other and Bees Key To Cooperative Robots ) are as familiar to Technovelgy readers as fictional robotic chefs like the robot chef from Anthony Boucher's 1943 story Robinc.
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