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Evolution Robotics unveils New ER2 Personal Robot

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June 4, 2004

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Evolution Robotics has introduced the ER2 multi-purpose personal robot to showcase its new Evolution Robotics Software Platform (ERSP) which features a new control architecture, breakthrough vision and navigation software components. Evolution Robotics has introduced the ER2 multi-purpose personal robot to showcase its new Evolution Robotics Software Platform (ERSP) which features a new control architecture, breakthrough vision and navigation software components.

The ER2 exhibits new technologies including robotic vision, enhanced navigation using a system known as vSLAM (visual Simultaneous Localization and Mapping), a new object recognition system that can be trained to recognize objects using a single camera and human-robot interaction technologies for the home and workplace.

Key applications expected to spring from the new technology include a number of applications for the home or workplace including security, video-conferencing and tele-presence, entertainment, child education, and training or personal assistance programs.

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Child teaching?! Oh god no! The education delivered in schools is embarrassingly inadequate, now you wanna take away the teachers! Oh dear, not good, besides we already have TV to perform that task! As with most robotics projects, my first question is: Why?

Think of me when your robot master is whipping you, won\'t you?

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