May 15, 2011

Posted in: Robots, Technology

PR2 Robot Will Scan and Bag Your Groceries

The PR2 robot isn’t your average bot, it “picks up each item with its articulated hand, then holds it up to scan the barcode and get the price; then it tosses the item into the waiting bag, just as if it were shooting hoops on the playground.” Video after the break.

PR2 was developed by a robotic team at Stanford University, and appears to be a development of another robot we saw last year. It was presented today at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), in Shanghai, China, but it’s clearly still a work in progress.

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