Robots Hit the Runway

Robots Hit the Runway
Photo: Danny Kim
Emma, CSAIL's PR2 robot, and a model pose during The Phoenix's Geek Chic fashion shoot.
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CSAIL’s PR2 robot, dubbed Emma, took a walk on the fashionable side in January, participating in The Phoenix’s Geek Chic fashion shoot. The shoot, which was held at CSAIL, featured technology inspired fashion by local designers, high-end designers and big name brands.
The PR2, developed by Willow Garage, is used as a research platform at CSAIL, allowing researchers to test new algorithms and techniques that allow robots to be more useful to humans without having to design a new piece of hardware for each experiment.