Announcing PR2 SE for under $200,000

Today we are announcing the availability of a new PR2 model, the PR2 SE. As you can see from the accompanying image, there's something quite distinct about this model. The PR2 SE is a single-armed robot with an updated sensor suite.

PR2 SE

Particularly in light of such new programs as the NSF National Robotics Initiative, we've been encouraged to offer our personal robot platform at a more affordable price. The PR2 SE is priced at $285,000. As with the dual-armed PR2 model, an additional 30% discount is offered to individuals with a proven track record of contributions to the open source community.

While more limited in capability than its dual-arm sibling, we expect the PR2 SE will increase the market by allowing more scientists and engineers to explore the innovative capabilities for personal robots at a much faster pace.

NOTE: the updated sensor suite for the PR2 SE is still being finalized.