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This is the landing page for collecting PR2 related information useful for the Georgia Tech PR2 team. More information on our project can be found in Willow's blog post here.


  • The PR2 must be attended while operating.
  • Always have the wireless run-stop in hand before running the robot.
  • Be wary of the grippers and wrist joints as they are normally fairly stiff and have a number of pinch points.
  • Follow all Willow safety instructions (see links in the reference section)
    • No screws
    • No liquids
    • No sharp objects
    • Don't place stuff on top of the robot (ever!)
    • Don't put fingers where they don't belong
  • When leaving for the night, taking long breaks, etc:
    • Activate the back run-stop
    • Activate the wireless run-stop
    • Place the wireless run-stop, and PS2 game pad on the base station table.
    • Plug the robot into an empty wall socket (IMPORTANT). As the PR2 draws a great deal of power, there is a risk of fire if you plug it into an overloaded socket.
    • Plug a live network cable into its WAN port
    • Place the robot in an appropriate holding area:
      • The preferred location is in the living room area of the lab. Please note that areas near doorways and tight corridors are especially inappropriate as it is nearly impossible/dangerous for untrained personnel to move the robot.
      • Make sure that there aren't anything that will be knocked over/damaged if the robot needs to calibrate.

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