TIAGo robot multitasking at the IROS Mobile Manipulation Hackathon

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

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 [...]

PAL Robotics is sponsoring the new ERL SciRoc Challenge!

By |2018-10-29T13:47:40+00:00October 24th, 2018|Articles|

The European Robotics League 2018/2019 season comes with lots of news! One is that the ERL Consumer League benchmark tasks (TBMs) have evolved with respect to the previous edition. Another big news to remark is that a new challenge joins the ERL: the first Smart Cities Robotics Challenge (SciRoc)! PAL Robotics is proud to announce [...]

Creating the first benchmarking for humanoids: EUROBENCH seeks for partners!

By |2018-07-19T13:44:14+00:00July 19th, 2018|Articles|

Benchmarking is a key instrument to accelerate the process of turning prototypes into products. Now that robotics is rapidly gaining relevance, the sector needs the development of a benchmarking with greater reason. We are partners of EUROBENCH, the first project with the mission of creating the first consolidated benchmarking procedure in robotics worldwide, specifically in [...]

Homer Team, winners of RoboCup@Home 2018 OPL!

By |2018-07-19T08:08:35+00:00July 16th, 2018|Articles|

After heading the overall classification of the RoboCup German Open, Homer Team (Koblenz University) achieved the top of the RoboCup@Home Open Platform League (OPL) Competition, which took place in Montreal (Canada). A lot of time invested in preparing the Open Challenge and Finals paid off with such major success, competing with the best teams from all [...]

How TIAGo robot benefits from Deep Learning

By |2018-07-11T16:22:07+00:00July 10th, 2018|Articles|

The combination of robotics and Deep Learning can lead robots to be more intelligent than ever before. A flurry of research is helping robots understand their surroundings and make decisions on their own. The UPC student Sai Kishor Kothakota, who is doing his Master in Automatic Control and Robotics, is doing an internship at PAL [...]

Calling for (robotic) help: Human-robot cooperation to transport goods

By |2018-05-11T13:22:03+00:00May 11th, 2018|Articles|

Human-Robot collaboration is being pushed ahead by Co4Robots! The EU Project has successfully achieved the first Milestone, which consists of a human and a TIAGo robot working together to move goods from one place to another in cooperation. Remember that Co4Robots’ purpose is to create a multi-robot system that is able to interconnect and control [...]

PAL Robotics upgrades to ROS Kinetic!

By |2018-05-04T15:04:38+00:00May 4th, 2018|Articles|

All of our robots at PAL Robotics have been upgraded to ROS Kinetic Kame, the latest LTS Release from OSRF! This means we have also switched them to the Ubuntu 16.04 version. ROS Kinetic Kame is used by over 85% of the latest ROS1 Survey respondents - a survey with very interesting results, by the [...]

Competing at ERL: an interview with HOMER Team

By |2018-04-24T14:17:19+00:00April 24th, 2018|Articles|

Making robots help at home. This is the “magic” that teams competing in the Service Robots category of the European Robotics League (ERL) turn into reality in each tournament. Robotics competitions like ERL or RoboCup@Home are one of the ways in which researchers are driven to develop applications that transform how people live at home. [...]

The European Robotics League (ERL) Winners, unveiled at ERF2018!

By |2018-04-18T11:41:58+00:00April 16th, 2018|Articles|

An exciting Season of the European Robotics League (ERL) came to an end at the European Robotics Forum in Tampere (Finland), where we all discovered who were the TBMs winners! The ERL Awards Ceremony was celebrated during the Gala Dinner in front of the whole European robotics community, and had a very special guest on stage: [...]