Unmanned Systems News 15/2/2013

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Weekend Roundup

The PR2 personal robot. Photo courtesy Willow Garage. 

  • Willow Garage, the laboratory responsible for the ROS operating system, is leaving behind the world of research and aims to go commercial. (MIT Technology Review)
  • Google is reporting that it believes driverless cars are three to five years down the road, despite regulatory and insurance concerns. (Bloomberg)
  • The role of robotics after disasters is changing as robots gain autonomy. (ASME)
  • Researchers at the Universidad Carlos II in Madrid have developed a GPS that is 90 percent more accurate and could possibly be used on driverless cars. (Gotta Be Mobile)