Buy your own personal robot for just $400,000

Willow Robot's open-source PR2, which can pretty much be programmed to do anything you want it to, is now officially for sale.

Willow Robot's open-source PR2, which can pretty much be programmed to do anything you want it to, is now officially for sale, the Silicon company announced on its blog Tuesday. It'll cost you just $400,000.

This is good news for the (rich) robot-loving public, as PR2 was previously the purview of top research institutes tasked with finding ways to tout the bot's versatility (among them, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Southern California, and MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory).

The approximately 5-foot-tall, wheeled, two-armed bot features two computers inside its base, each an 8-core server with 24GB of RAM, and a battery system that's tantamount to 16 laptop batteries.

For more on this story, read Your own PR2 personal bot--for just $400,000 on CNET News.