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The European Robotics League is coming to Barcelona!

Robots from all over Europe will descend on Barcelona for the European Robotics League’s Local Tournament, 20 - 24 November. It’s the first time the Spanish city has hosted the European Robotics League (ERL), and it will be held at PAL Robotics’ office. We’re incredibly excited to announce that the call for participation is now [...]

By | 2018-07-03T15:25:51+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

The intern guide to SLAM part II: loop closure & new framework

Next up in our SLAM series is intern Tessa Pannen, who is studying a Computational Engineering Science MA at the Technische Universität Berlin. As she’s coming to the end of her six month internship, we quizzed Tessa about the successes and challenges of her new verification process for loop closure and framework for SLAM. This [...]

By | 2018-04-10T15:38:18+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

TIAGo Steel loans for European Robotics League: winners announced!

Back in May, we announced our intention to lend TIAGo Steel robots to teams who wanted to enter the European Robotics League - Service Robots competition (ERL). We had a fantastic number of participants, and are thrilled to see so many researchers, students and companies excited to test their software applications on our robot. Drum roll, [...]

By | 2018-04-11T07:21:15+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Articles|

Behind the scenes of Robocup: hacking TIAGo

If you saw the modified TIAGo that competed at Robocup 2017 in Japan, you probably noticed that the robot looked a little different. That’s because it was modified by the Technical University of Munich, specifically for the Robocup@Home Open Platform League, and aptly renamed TIAGo@Home. Keep reading to find out how the Alle@Home team hacked [...]

By | 2018-04-11T07:23:20+00:00 July 30th, 2017|Articles|

Humanoid robots, imitation learning and torque control

This week, we interview Head of the Department of Automatics, Biocybernetics and Robotics at the Jozef Stefan Institute in Slovenia, Ales Ude. As founder of the department’s Humanoid and Cognitive Research Lab, he has a particular interest in imitation learning - the way robots interact with and learn from humans. In Ales’ words, “Imitation learning [...]

By | 2018-04-09T13:44:49+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Articles|

2017: The year of the stock-taking robot

In the face of growing competition from e-commerce, brick-and-mortar stores are having to innovate. With lower costs, speed and ease-of-use on their side, online retailers are in prime position to take the lead in the retail world. So, what are stores doing about it? Early adopters of automation and AI (think computerized check-outs and online [...]

By | 2018-04-09T13:44:49+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Articles|

The definitive intern guide to SLAM: place recognition & loop closure

SLAM - simultaneous localisation and mapping - is a technique robots use to build a map of their environment, ascertain where they are within the map and assess whether they’ve been to a particular location before. It’s an incredibly important technique within navigation research, so important in fact that we currently have a team focusing [...]

By | 2018-04-09T13:44:49+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Articles|

ICRA 2017: reflections on the world’s largest robotics event

The PAL Robotics team have just returned from yet another fantastically organised ICRA - the IEEE's International Conference on Robotics and Automation.  This year, it was held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center in Singapore. It’s hard to find an event that matches ICRA in terms of sheer size and scale. With [...]

By | 2018-04-11T07:26:32+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Events|

TIAGo to the rescue: how robots can help an ageing society

This May, for a period of three weeks, we’ve had the pleasure of hosting two fellow roboticists, Guido van der Hart and Nicky Mol, from one of our partner companies based in the Netherlands: Heemskerk Innovative Technology (HIT). Helping maintain independence Over at HIT, Guido and Nicky keep themselves busy by trying to anticipate some [...]

By | 2018-04-09T13:44:49+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Articles|