Successful launch of ROS Play Motion Builder tool for easy creation of robot motions

By |2020-11-23T08:02:37+00:00November 20th, 2020|Categories, Learn how to, News, Research|

PAL Robotics has created ROS Play Motion Builder to make it easy to create motions in robots. This successful launch has been one of the results of work in a series of ROSIN EU projects that PAL Robotics is taking part in. The ROSIN (ROS-Industrial) open call is a series of EU research projects where [...]

Versatility of TIAGo as a research platform: for navigation

By |2020-10-30T14:13:27+00:00October 30th, 2020|Learn how to, Research|

Whether your research platform needs include manipulation, navigation or perception, our versatile TIAGo platform (which stands for Take It And Go) is ready to adapt to meet your research needs and not the other way around. In this series of blogs on TIAGo for research, we start with how to use TIAGo for research focussed [...]

ARI’s wiki ROS tutorials on SLAM

By |2020-09-28T12:19:59+00:00September 28th, 2020|Categories, Learn how to, Social|

For humans, finding the way around a new place may involve a map, or GPS - and in the world or robotics, the technology used for robots to navigate is known as SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping). SLAM started in the 1980’s and similarly to a person trying to navigate in a place they don’t [...]

ARI wiki ROS simulator: how to get started

By |2020-08-31T16:17:30+00:00August 31st, 2020|Categories, Learn how to, Social|

Did you know that it's possible to practice programming with wiki ROS without having your own robot? PAL Robotics’ latest addition, ARI, has its own free wiki ROS (Robot Operating System) simulator that you can install and get started using anytime and anywhere. In 2019, PAL Robotics introduced a new humanoid social robot - ARI. [...]

How to build a solution for fighting coronavirus using the TIAGo Base robot

By |2020-05-05T17:06:03+00:00May 5th, 2020|Categories, Learn how to, Logistics|

Current coronavirus (COVID-19) consequences call for a fast development and implementation of new and existing technologies to help hospitals, businesses and industry to stop the spread of the pandemic. As well as hospitals dealing with the challenges of the virus on the front line, businesses and industry face the upcoming pressures of social distancing of [...]

Introducing: ARI ROS Simulator

By |2020-04-22T12:06:15+00:00February 28th, 2020|Categories, Learn how to, News, Research|

Eager to program with our latest Social Robot, ARI? ARI robot’s simulation is open source and is available online: even if you don’t have the platform physically, you can still explore its capabilities! The simulation is perfect for enhancing your coding abilities and also for getting started in robotics. ARI has a set of comprehensive [...]

TIAGo robot ROS Tutorial 4: OpenCV

By |2020-08-04T13:46:06+00:00January 16th, 2019|Categories, Learn how to, Research|

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 [...]

TIAGo ROS Tutorial 3 – MoveIt!

By |2020-08-04T13:59:44+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Categories, Learn how to, Research|

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 [...]

The intern guide to SLAM part II: loop closure & new framework

By |2020-08-04T14:43:11+00:00August 24th, 2017|Categories, Learn how to|

Next up in our SLAM series is intern Tessa Pannen, who is studying a Computational Engineering Science MA at the Technische Universität Berlin. As she’s coming to the end of her six month internship, we quizzed Tessa about the successes and challenges of her new verification process for loop closure and framework for SLAM. This [...]