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 [...]

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. [...]

Using ARI: Unboxing and getting started

By |2020-08-21T08:56:03+00:00August 20th, 2020|Categories|

ARI, the social robot, arrives carefully packed up with everything you need to get started, including a Quick Start Guide, manual charger, and optional docking station. ARI has a number of out-of-the-box functionalities some of which are ready to go almost straight away and ARI’s behavior can be easily customized using the provided web interface. [...]

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 [...]

Industry 4.0 event Hannover Messe Digital Days and our robots for industry

By |2020-08-05T14:26:52+00:00July 14th, 2020|Categories, Events|

Hannover Messe is an important event for industrial robotics and industry 4.0 internationally, and PAL Robotics is delighted to have signed up to participate. However, due to current events Hannover Messe 2020 will take place digitally, and the live event that was planned for this year will instead take place in 2021 in Hannover, Germany. [...]

ROS Developers Day 2020

By |2020-06-29T15:52:37+00:00June 29th, 2020|Categories, Events|

For the third year The Construct organized the ROS Developers Day 2020, which took place on the 27th of June. This virtual event is held for robot operating system developers with the aim to connect ROS developers around the world without geographical restrictions to share and learn the latest ROS applications through real-time practice. PAL [...]

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 [...]