TIAGo at RoboCup 2019 podium: Homer Team wins the OPL (again) and CATIE Team goes 3rd!

By |2019-07-16T06:27:42+00:00July 16th, 2019|Articles|

Homer Team (University of Koblenz-Landau) and CATIE Robotics Team, both with TIAGo robots, made it to the top of the most challenging competition in robotics, the RoboCup 2019! It was a week of nerves, pressure, and teamwork for the roboticists from all over the world who participated in RoboCup 2019 Sydney. The @Home League consists [...]

TIAGo++, the robot you need for bi-manual tasks

By |2019-06-25T08:57:59+00:00June 25th, 2019|Articles|

PAL Robotics is excited to announce a new TIAGo with two arms, the bi-manual robot TIAGo++! After carefully listening to the robotics community needs, we used TIAGo’s modularity to integrate two 7-DoF arms to our mobile manipulator. TIAGo++ can help you swiftly accomplish your research goals, opening endless possibilities in mobile manipulation. TIAGo++ can now [...]

Stock-taking Robots: How automation in retail increases customers loyalty

By |2019-05-14T07:03:42+00:00May 14th, 2019|Articles|

Robotic automation in the industry of retail, with technologies such as stock-taking robots, is growing rapidly, proving its potential to solve some of the problems and challenges the industry is currently facing. Given the importance of stock and inventory management in the retail business and its tight, but sometimes not so obvious relation with customer [...]

StockBot, the inventory robot at Decathlon Singapore!

By |2019-05-15T07:25:48+00:00April 25th, 2019|Articles|

StockBot keeps expanding its presence and helping retailers control stock; now we can also find our inventory robot at Decathlon Singapore Labs store. StockBot automates stock count in retail stores and warehouses, generating a 3D map with the products’ location and enabling an exhaustive knowledge of stock fluctuation. This year, our inventory robot started working at [...]

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 [...]

Using the Whole Body Control online planner with TIAGo robot

By |2019-07-09T08:46:08+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 (based on the research done by N. Mansard, O. Stasse, P. Evrard, and A. Kheddar) when coding robot applications. We are sure Whole Body Control is the future: robots [...]

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 [...]