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Robot news bites

December 16, 2010

Teledyne Technologies acquires Canadian vision systems provider DALSA for $335 million.
First four commercially sold Willow Garage PR2 robots were delivered (after previously giving away 11). Will sales of Texai telepresence robots be next?
February 14-16 are the dates to watch IBM’s ‘Watson’ battle Jeopardy.
Anybots has chosen an American manufacturing partner (E-Systems Technology) instead of an off-shore company to build their new telepresence robots (the one with the tiny round head).
China’s Dalu Robot Restaurant is replacing waiters and waitresses with robots on bikes and two robot receptionists. With tables in a circular arrangement, robots bring dishes and drinks by using a track to move around the restaurant.

Frank Tobe
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Frank Tobe is the owner and publisher of The Robot Report, and is also a panel member for Robohub's Robotics by Invitation series.

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