Developing the ROS2 Control project for robots supporting ROS2 software

By |2020-11-27T13:03:12+00:00November 27th, 2020|Categories, News, Research|

PAL Robotics is taking part in the ROS2 Control project, which has the aim of delivering a complete version of ros_control for ROS2, which is essential for having a standard control interface for robots supporting the ROS2 software.  The project enables higher-level libraries like play_motion and MoveIt! to work off-of-the-shelf and also offers a simple [...]

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 [...]

Insights on research in HRI and robotics for healthcare by Sara Cooper

By |2020-10-27T15:33:52+00:00October 27th, 2020|Categories, News, Research|

PAL Robotics’ software engineer, Sara Cooper, recently won the best paper award at Heriot-Watt University with her master thesis, “An EEG investigation on planning human-robot handover tasks". We spoke with Sara to learn more about  the research in HRI that went into her  paper, as well as her special interests in prosthetics and rehabilitation robotics, [...]

RO-MAN 2020 virtual event: workshops on socially assistive robotics, HRI, manipulation and more

By |2020-09-17T14:27:48+00:00September 15th, 2020|Categories, Events, News|

This year’s RO-MAN event (the 29th RO-MAN!) was as diverse and interactive as ever, despite taking place virtually, with presentations, workshops, Q&A sessions, live demos and more. The PAL Robotics team were delighted to participate once again, and joined workshops on themes including socially assistive robotics, HRI, interaction and learning, and robot manipulation to give [...]

TALOS joins the robotics family at the University of Edinburgh

By |2020-09-05T09:29:10+00:00September 4th, 2020|Categories, Customer stories, News, Research|

TALOS, our biped humanoid research robot, has been introduced into the team at the Statistical Learning and Motor Control Group (SLMC) as part of the University of Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, and will take part in research on all aspects of robot motion synthesis.  The Statistical Learning and Motor Control Group was set up in [...]

COVID-19 and our robots: ready to help fight coronavirus in hospitals

By |2020-04-22T09:31:49+00:00April 8th, 2020|Categories, News, Research|

To fight the spread of COVID-19, a scale of pandemic the world hasn’t seen in a long time, new and innovative solutions are urgently needed - and robots can offer just that. They are already being used in hospitals around the world to help fight coronavirus (COVID-19), particularly in China. At a time when hospitals [...]

EU project SPRING: thanks to this project we are developing robotics that could help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic

By |2020-04-22T09:33:28+00:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories, News, Research|

PAL Robotics is collaborating as a partner in the EU project, SPRING, one of a number of projects especially important during the COVID-19 health pandemic. New technological solutions are needed quickly, and this includes robots - both repurposing and adapting robots in current use, such as our social humanoid robot ARI. Robots have already been [...]

COVID-19: Our top priority is safety to ensure we keep delivering at our best

By |2020-04-22T12:05:45+00:00March 17th, 2020|Categories, News|

Based on the set of exceptional measures described by the Ministry of Health, we are currently under the emergency "State of alarm" in Spain due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as numbers continue to rise throughout Europe. With this situation, first of all, we would like to say to everyone, please take care of yourselves [...]

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 [...]