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Robot Research Firm Willow Garage Closes Its Doors

Willow Garage PR2 holding a white flagRobot research firm Willow Garage closes its doorsBY Jon Fingas @jonfingas 5 hours ago 0Rumors of Willow Garage's death may have been very premature , but they've come true all the same. Businessweek reports that company founder Scott Hassan shut down the robotics research pioneer in January to become the dedicated CEO of Suitable Technologies , Willow Garage's telepresence-focused spinoff. The closure means that you won't be seeing follow-ups to machines like the PR2 or TurtleBot 2 . However, the firm may have created an enduring legacy through its open source robotics platform -- when Baxter and numerous other automatons are using the code, you could be hearing about Willow Garage's work for some time to come.
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