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Willow Garage's Last Days (UPDATE - Direct From Willow)

February 21, 2014 | Telepresence Options

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UPDATE! Our friends at Willow have reached out to us directly to help correct the article originally shared here, by providing the following quotes.

"Willow Garage, Inc. continues to do business with no intention of closing. While Research activities ended when most staff joined Suitable Technologies last August, nothing occurred in January to change the availability of PR2 sales and service. In fact a January announcement solidified ongoing support for PR2 by a company whose focus and experience has been for robotics R&D products. Far from Scott Hassan's commitment to Suitable Technologies changing in January, he has always been full-time CEO since it spun out of Willow Garage 3 years ago."

"Willow Garage is very much in the business of supporting the PR2 community by growing it through sales of the remaining mobile manipulation platforms and insuring service continues at least through 2016. We are actively engaged in getting more PR2s into the world, especially in developing countries, so we don't want there to be misunderstandings - the researchers REALLY REALLY still want to join the growing PR2 community."

The original article can still be seen below

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