25 thoughts on “PR2 Robot Plays Pool

  1. from “locating the …
    from “locating the table” to long/difficult shots in a week, not bad!!!

  2. For just $400,000 …
    For just $400,000 you can get your own PR2 here:

    willowgarage (dot_ com/pages/pr2/order

    Complete with:
    – Sensor suite (mono-stereo with texture projector, wide field of view color stereo, 5MP camera, tilting LIDAR, base LIDAR, IMU, pan/tilt platform, forearm cameras, gripper tip sensors)
    – 2 x onboard Xeon servers (each server: 8 cores i7, 24GB RAM, 2TB disk)
    – Full system Gigabit Ethernet network with 32GB backplane switch

  3. Great guys… …
    Great guys… really cool… why professors here in brazil don’t let us built beer experts or pool players robots.. hahah

    Realy cool stuff..

  4. thats just …
    thats just brilliant! like the science behind it….”simple” games offer very complex tasks

  5. A pool-playing, …
    A pool-playing, beer-fetching robot. Get it to scratch its own crotch and fight people for no good reason and you’ve built the world’s first artificial redneck. 😀

  6. awesome! i’ve …
    awesome! i’ve always wondered how good a computer would be at that. – open source ftw!

  7. @davis254032 …
    @davis254032 Actually they only spent a week writing the software for this application! This was made possible by ROS: ros.org

  8. they make it seem …
    they make it seem very easy, but Ive programmed simpe tasks on a robot and it takes lines and lines of code…this must of took forever to write….

  9. Okay, so you should …
    Okay, so you should take this to the next level and do the Deep-Blue type thing and make it good enough to beat Mika Immonen or Allison Fisher!

  10. They’re obviously …
    They’re obviously doing this to keep the otherwise murderous robot entertained.

  11. It wouldnt make …
    It wouldnt make sense if the robot couldnt make decisions on its own hand 🙂

  12. damn , thats very …
    , thats very cool !! wow , someday i will do something like with this with my PIC16f84 🙂 LOL

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