International Women’s Day – 8M: Calling for more women in STEM!

By |2019-03-08T12:56:17+00:00March 8th, 2019|Articles|

If we zoom into the STEM occupations (those which relate to science, technology, engineering, and math), we see that women are still underrepresented in some of them. According to data from the Pew Research Center, only 14% of engineering workers are women, 25% in computer jobs. This means there’s still a path to walk to [...]

ERF2019: Roboticists in Europe, to come together in Bucharest!

By |2019-03-05T11:42:38+00:00March 5th, 2019|Events|

Meet us at the European Robotics Forum (ERF2019)! Bucharest, the capital of Romania, is getting ready to host the European robotics flagship forum from the 20th to the 22nd of March. As usual, multiple conferences and tracks will take place to discuss the state-of-art of robotics and how Europe is leading such progress, all surrounded by [...]

MWC 4YFN: Robotics, AI and Connectivity, the perfect mix

By |2019-02-26T14:55:56+00:00February 26th, 2019|Events|

The future of mobile and connectivity landed in Barcelona this week with the Mobile World Congress and the 4YFN! The MWC Four Years From Now (4YFN) explores the trends that shape how the world will look like in a few years from now, one of which is clearly robotics. Robotics, AI, and connectivity are three [...]

The future of Social Robotics at JSSR 2019

By |2019-02-13T07:45:45+00:00February 12th, 2019|Events|

When we look at the future, we envision robots that cooperate with us, assist us at home or collaborate in an industrial workspace. Human-Robot Interaction is a must, and this implies robots to get social. That is what the 4th Joint UAE Symposium on Social Robotics (JSSR 2019) was about: to look into the state [...]

Using the Whole Body Control online planner with TIAGo robot

By |2019-02-07T11:36:50+00:00February 7th, 2019|Articles|

Planning high-level tasks online and forgetting about controlling or commanding each and every motor: this is what enables our customization of the Whole Body Control concept (developed by N. Mansard, O. Stasse, P. Evrard, and A. Kheddar) when coding robot applications. We are sure Whole Body Control is the future: robots with a high amount [...]

MEMMO: Giving memories to robots for a better motion generation

By |2019-02-05T07:37:42+00:00February 1st, 2019|Articles|

Avoiding obstacles or interacting with a dynamic environment can still be a challenge for robots, especially for those which are complex, like legged humanoids. PAL Robotics is part of an ambitious EU-funded project called MEMMO that aims to solve this challenge by creating a new way of generating motions for the robots. MEMMO relies on [...]

TIAGo robot ROS Tutorial 4: OpenCV

By |2019-01-16T10:14:55+00:00January 16th, 2019|Articles|

Eager to program robotics applications? TIAGo robot's simulation is open source and is available online: even if you don’t have the platform physically, you can work with it! The simulation is perfect for enhancing your coding abilities and also for getting started in robotics. TIAGo has a set of comprehensive tutorials of all levels to download [...]

Stock-Taking Robots for a smart Inventory Management

By |2019-01-14T15:40:34+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Articles|

As 2019 begins, new retail trends make it to the retailers’ ears, and robotics in retail is surely the one with the clearest applications that can be implemented right away. Robotics in retail can solve problems that required too many resources to tackle properly up to now, the most relevant being stock-taking. While Stock Management is at [...]

StockBot will be at NRF Retail’s Big Show with Impinj (New York)

By |2019-01-02T14:38:44+00:00December 17th, 2018|Events|

StockBot will be at the NRF Retail’s Big Show with our partner Impinj (stand nº 3465), the industry leader in RAIN RFID manufacturing, which is one of the technologies integrated into StockBot. NRF Retail’s Big Show will take place at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, from 13th to 15th January 2019. Impinj is [...]