Developing the ROS2 Control project for robots supporting ROS2 software

By |2020-11-27T13:03:12+00:00November 27th, 2020|Categories, News, Research|

PAL Robotics is taking part in the ROS2 Control project, which has the aim of delivering a complete version of ros_control for ROS2, which is essential for having a standard control interface for robots supporting the ROS2 software.  The project enables higher-level libraries like play_motion and MoveIt! to work off-of-the-shelf and also offers a simple [...]

Successful launch of ROS Play Motion Builder tool for easy creation of robot motions

By |2020-11-23T08:02:37+00:00November 20th, 2020|Categories, Learn how to, News, Research|

PAL Robotics has created ROS Play Motion Builder to make it easy to create motions in robots. This successful launch has been one of the results of work in a series of ROSIN EU projects that PAL Robotics is taking part in. The ROSIN (ROS-Industrial) open call is a series of EU research projects where [...]

Innovation in sustainable manufacturing in Catalonia through project SIMBIOTS

By |2020-11-11T08:53:55+00:00November 10th, 2020|Categories, Research|

PAL Robotics is a project partner in EU project SIMBIOTS, an initiative by the Acció department of the Generalitat de Catalunya which aims to introduce robotics in new industrial processes and applications through sustainable manufacturing. Robotics is a key emerging sector for Catalonia, and it is estimated that in the region the annual turnover connected [...]

Versatility of TIAGo as a research platform: for navigation

By |2020-10-30T14:13:27+00:00October 30th, 2020|Learn how to, Research|

Whether your research platform needs include manipulation, navigation or perception, our versatile TIAGo platform (which stands for Take It And Go) is ready to adapt to meet your research needs and not the other way around. In this series of blogs on TIAGo for research, we start with how to use TIAGo for research focussed [...]

Insights on research in HRI and robotics for healthcare by Sara Cooper

By |2020-10-27T15:33:52+00:00October 27th, 2020|Categories, News, Research|

PAL Robotics’ software engineer, Sara Cooper, recently won the best paper award at Heriot-Watt University with her master thesis, “An EEG investigation on planning human-robot handover tasks". We spoke with Sara to learn more about  the research in HRI that went into her  paper, as well as her special interests in prosthetics and rehabilitation robotics, [...]

TIAGo helps the IFE in Norway explore HRI and human perceptions of robots

By |2020-10-23T12:36:44+00:00October 23rd, 2020|Categories|

One of our TIAGo robots was recently welcomed as a new addition to the team at CASRR (Center for Advanced Sensor and Robotics Research) which forms part of the IFE (Institute for Energy Technology) in Norway.  TIAGo was immediately put to use at CASRR in the Interactive Robots project, exploring the collaboration between robots and [...]

Developing composable models and software for robotics systems with project RobMoSys

By |2020-10-15T15:29:34+00:00October 15th, 2020|Categories|

PAL Robotics has been one of the consortium partners since project RobMoSys started in early 2017, alongside the Eclipse Foundation, Comau, Siemens, TUM (Technical University of Munich), KU Leuven (Katholieke Universiteit), THU (Ulm University of Applied Sciences) and the CEA (The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission).   RobMoSys aims to coordinate the whole community’s [...]

ARI’s wiki ROS tutorials on SLAM

By |2020-09-28T12:19:59+00:00September 28th, 2020|Categories, Learn how to, Social|

For humans, finding the way around a new place may involve a map, or GPS - and in the world or robotics, the technology used for robots to navigate is known as SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping). SLAM started in the 1980’s and similarly to a person trying to navigate in a place they don’t [...]

TIAGo Delivery makes an impact in hospitals tackling COVID-19 thanks to DIH-HERO

By |2020-09-18T11:58:04+00:00September 18th, 2020|Categories, Logistics, Research|

Hospitals have successfully tested PAL Robotics’ TIAGo Delivery and TIAGo Conveyor robots as part of efforts to tackle COVID-19, through our project with Accerion and DIH-HERO. We have been able to adapt our robots, working with project partners Accerion, to automate deliveries in two Barcelona hospitals. This is in order to help staff be able [...]