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Cover Story - March 15, 2013

The future is not yet now

Local robotics companies are pushing the boundaries, but the Jetsons' Rosie is still years away

by Bryce Druzin

With a rotating head and two strong arms, the Personal Robot 2 from Menlo Park-based Willow Garage can navigate by itself and pick items up off the floor, open a refrigerator, fetch a beer and fold towels.

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