Using the Whole Body Control online planner with TIAGo robot

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 [...]

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

MEMMO: Giving memories to robots for a better motion generation

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 [...]

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

TIAGo robot ROS Tutorial 4: OpenCV

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 [...]

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

Stock-Taking Robots for a smart Inventory Management

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 [...]

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

Call for TIAGo loan for the 1st SciRoc Challenge

PAL Robotics is opening a Call for loan of 6 TIAGo Steel and 4 TIAGo Iron robots to teams who want to participate in the 1st ERL SciRoc Challenge. As SciRoc Platinum Sponsors, we offer the possibility of loaning a TIAGo to make it easier for teams to participate in this new and challenging robotics [...]

By | 2019-01-14T14:27:09+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Articles|

TALOS: The Robot of the Week at the IEEE Robots Guide!

PAL Robotics’ humanoid TALOS is the “Robot of the Week” at the IEEE Robots Guide! IEEE Spectrum, the award-winning technology magazine, has recently launched this new site to become a helpful tool for discovering nowadays robots and their applications. The high-performance robot TALOS is featured at the IEEE Robots Guide homepage, which highlights some of [...]

By | 2018-11-28T19:06:14+00:00 November 28th, 2018|Articles|

World Robot Summit with TIAGo robot: from cleaning toilets to interacting with customers

TIAGo robot keeps increasing its multitasking skills more and more! This time, Team Homer (University of Koblenz-Landau) participated in the World Robot Summit Future Convenience Store Challenge in Japan with a TIAGo. The WRS differs from other competitions they usually take part in, such as ERL or the RoboCup. Still, Team Homer won the Third place [...]

By | 2018-11-22T11:18:04+00:00 November 22nd, 2018|Articles|

TALOS humanoid joins the RoboHub family at University of Waterloo!

Last week, the University of Waterloo inaugurated the E7 Engineering building, which has an impressive RoboHub with a big family of robots... Amongst which, you can find TALOS! The 32-DoF humanoid robot has joined the RoboHub family, and showed its manipulation skills during the Grand Opening. We had the opportunity to speak with Professor Kulic and Professor Melek about [...]

By | 2018-11-07T17:21:11+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Articles|

TIAGo robot multitasking at the IROS Mobile Manipulation Hackathon

One TIAGo robot, six teams, and 24 hours: the IROS 2018 Mobile Manipulation Hackathon (MMH) was exciting and challenging at the same time, and gathered a lot of attention! Every afternoon two of the six selected teams showed all they could program into the TIAGo robot in record time. The results are impressive: TIAGo robot [...]

By | 2018-11-13T11:24:43+00:00 October 29th, 2018|Articles|