Robot Folding Laundry (& Other Stuff From Willow Garage) At Google Zeitgeist 2010

September 13, 2010 — 5


Ok so I met this robot today at Google Zeitgeist. For some people, folding laundry is meditative. For me, watching a robot do it is much more relaxing…

It’s all part of a project from Willow Garage, which is betting on its open source robotics innovation community. Here’s more about these guys:

And if you want your own robot, they will get you one for $400K, which seems worth it to me, depending on ho wmuch you hate folding laundry.


Psyched to Meet Dean Kamen Today

June 9, 2009 — 0

I’m sneaking out of this all-week offsite to meet the Benjamin Franklin of our time.




The more you read about Dean Kamen, the more inspiring he becomes.  I’m going to offer him some iced tea and hope he finds me interesting enough to sit through.

Thanks to everyone for emailing great questions for me to ask him.  I’m leaning towards not asking him to fund your movie, Jon, but if the opportunity presents itself, I might.  I have a feeling Dean would be more interested in making a robot to direct your movie?

The robot could hold the camera using this arm Dean’s making…