Ever dreamed of having a robot assistant? Well dream no longer as the people in Willow Garage brings us the TurtleBot, a Kinect powered robot assistant designed to service human users. Now with the Kinect’s automated navigation feature, robots gain the necessary technology to guide itself around. The members of Willow Garage took advantage of this feature and created the TurtleBot for convenient transfers within the house. Users can now be given meals at the comforts of their own couch as seen in the video. This goes far more than food transportation. Office files and the like can also be transported, expanding the use of the TurtleBot. The object is now available for pre-order and we hope to see and get our hands on one as soon as it comes out.
For more information about the Kinect TurtleBot, visit the project’s website.