Towel-folding robot now on general sale

 作者:庞义     |      日期:2017-07-20 06:01:00
By MacGregor Campbell GOT a spare $400,000 lying around? Forget buying a house and splash out on your own robot instead. Silicon Valley start-up Willow Garage has put its PR2 robot on general sale. The robot’s two gripper-equipped arms, laser scanner and multiple cameras allow it to fold towels, fetch a beer and plug itself into the mains when it needs to recharge. But even Willow Garage concedes that the price tag will deter all but the richest customers. “This isn’t pocket change,