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, [...]

TIAGo Delivery makes an impact in hospitals tackling COVID-19 thanks to DIH-HERO

By |2020-09-18T11:58:04+00:00September 18th, 2020|Categories, Logistics, Research|

Hospitals have successfully tested PAL Robotics’ TIAGo Delivery and TIAGo Conveyor robots as part of efforts to tackle COVID-19, through our project with Accerion and DIH-HERO. We have been able to adapt our robots, working with project partners Accerion, to automate deliveries in two Barcelona hospitals. This is in order to help staff be able [...]

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 [...]

Developing a sense of touch in robotics with project NeuTouch

By |2020-07-27T10:49:10+00:00July 27th, 2020|Categories, Research|

Robots are advancing all the time, from walking and talking, to seeing and hearing, and having the ability to manipulate objects. Developing a sense of touch though is something that presents more of a challenge, but brings numerous benefits. Adding the sense of touch to the robot's gripper for example would remove uncertainties in dealing [...]

Artificial Intelligence in TIAGo for healthcare and agile production as part of EU project OpenDR

By |2020-07-21T07:44:38+00:00July 20th, 2020|Customer stories, Research|

Advances in Artificial Intelligence in the field of robotics have led to major developments, such as self-driving cars and algorithms that can both understand and respond to questions. Yet, open frameworks in deep learning can be challenging to deploy in robotics since they have a steep learning curve and radically different methodology. The OpenDR project [...]

Developing Memory of Motion in robots with arms and legs in project Memmo

By |2020-07-01T08:41:24+00:00June 26th, 2020|Categories, Research|

Imagine if legged robots could move in the same agile way as humans and the impact this technology could have on various industries. Currently, complex movements for robots with arms and legs in unstructured environments are difficult to achieve in real-time. Technology able to generate more complex movements in robots with arms and legs operating [...]

PAL Robotics is fighting COVID-19 in hospitals through DIH-HERO

By |2020-06-19T15:37:54+00:00June 17th, 2020|Categories, Logistics, Research|

TIAGo Delivery with the Jupiter and Triton sensors from Accerion will be used in this initiative With the unpredictable health crisis of COVID-19 continuing to place high demands on hospitals and healthcare institutions, there is a continuing search for better and more efficient solutions. This includes solutions that reduce time pressure on hospital staff, lessen [...]

ICRA 2020 and live demos of TALOS and TIAGo robots

By |2020-06-11T10:17:40+00:00June 11th, 2020|Categories, Events, Research|

It started on 31 May and runs right up until 31 August: ICRA 2020 is happening right now and offers something for everyone in the robotics community, don’t miss out! We are excited to be taking part in ICRA and this week our robots, TALOS and TIAGo, are doing live demos in collaboration with the [...]

Multiple robots and humans working together in project Co4Robots

By |2020-07-14T10:10:16+00:00May 26th, 2020|Categories, Research|

PAL Robotics has been part of a team of project partners working on the European project Co4Robots, to build a framework that supervises and coordinates multiple robots and humans working together (including robots with different capabilities) to accomplish required tasks. The project consortium consists of BOSCH (Germany), FORTH: Foundation for Research & Technology (Greece), KTH: [...]