Friday, September 2, 2011
Time to Revise Those Library Page Job Descriptions?
Household robots move from science fiction to reality. (San Jose Mercury News, 8/31/2011)
Excerpt: Rosie the Robot could finally be coming to your home.
Willow Garage, a unique startup in Menlo Park, has designed a robot called the PR2 that calls to mind the Jetsons' beloved robotic housekeeper. It's still under development, but already the PR2 can fold clothes, fetch a drink from the fridge, set the table and even bake cookies.
And she even has a job at the local public library shelving books 10 hours a week.