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

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 [...]

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

PAL Robotics upgrades to ROS Kinetic!

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 [...]

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

Competing at ERL: an interview with HOMER Team

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. [...]

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

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

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: [...]

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

Unprecedented stock control by merging RFID and vision into StockBot

They say knowledge is power, and retail industry is no exception to this. Inventory control is at the heart of any business that deals with stocking. Frequently learning what you have and where you have it in a store or a warehouse opens the possibility of optimizing stock management, which has a direct impact in [...]

By | 2018-07-03T15:18:07+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Articles|

TIAGo ROS Tutorial 3 – MoveIt!

There’s no need to have a robot to start developing applications for it! TIAGo, as all our robots, has the ROS simulation available for free and open to anyone willing to improve your code skills or even get started in robotics. A set of comprehensive tutorials in basic, intermediate and advanced levels are suitable both [...]

By | 2018-07-03T15:18:36+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Articles|

INBOTS: Building bridges between robots, businesses and society

As robots’ skills are amazingly rocketing at the technical level, our imagination flies envisioning their vast potential to assist us in our everyday life. But technical breakthroughs cannot walk alone. A favourable ecosystem is essential to foster robotics, and this means that legislation, ethics, businesses and end-users have to be ready to embrace them. With the [...]

By | 2018-11-13T14:35:05+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Articles|

SocSMCs: making robots interact without words

When we shake hands with someone or help them moving furniture, our body is calculating much more than we know, even though we are not consciously aware. The direction in which our hand is moving, how much force is needed, how we keep the balance meanwhile… These are automatic decisions that are daily taken by [...]

By | 2018-11-14T16:04:23+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Articles|

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|