Willow Garage developed hardware (including PR2) and open source software (including ROS) for personal robotics applications. It was founded on the vision that personal robots is the next paradigm-shifting personal productivity tool. Willow Garage was organized to encourage spin-outs and created eight companies from 2011-13. Among these companies are Suitable Technologies, the leading provider of products that let people be where they need to be regardless of where they are in the world, as well as Redwood Robotics and Industrial Perception Inc. that were recently purchased by Google Inc.