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

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

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 [...]

TALOS humanoid joins the RoboHub family at University of Waterloo!

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

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 [...]

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 [...]