A rewarding European Robotics League tournament, at PAL Robotics

By | 2018-07-03T15:18:52+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Events|

Five teams from different European universities competed in Barcelona in a thrilling European Robotics League Tournament hosted by PAL Robotics! In this Service Robots’ category contest, robots had to prove themselves useful helping an old woman at home autonomously. This is why PAL Robotics’ offices got quite transformed, adapting the space to recreate an apartment. [...]

Celebrating a remarkable European Robotics Week!

By | 2018-07-03T15:19:01+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Events|

The European robotics community celebrated its Robotics Week (ERW) from 17th to 26th of November with more than 950 events all around the territory. This year, the house of all the regions, the European Committee of the Regions, hosted the ERW Central Event in Brussels, an event sponsored by PAL Robotics. The diverse EU [...]

IEEE Humanoids 2017, the future of humanoid robots at Birmingham

By | 2018-07-03T15:19:10+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Events|

This November is an exciting month for us and for our robots! It began last Wednesday, when our CEO Francesco Ferro was invited as an expert at the European Parliament to take part in the “Transferring Robots to the world of SMEs” conference. Now we’ve got a date with the humanoid robotics community next [...]

Co4Robots: diverse robots, united as one team

By | 2018-07-03T15:19:17+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Events|

Over the last years, the robotics market has been filled with many new models of robots. This tendency leads us to imagine the future with multiple robots helping us around and performing a rich variety of tasks, which sounds amazing. But such situation also raises a relevant challenge: how will all these diverse robots coordinate? [...]

ROSCon & IROS: Thank you, Vancouver!

By | 2018-07-03T15:24:57+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Events|

This year ROSCon consolidated more than ever as the landmark event for the Robot Operating System developers community. Such general impression was encouraged by the rise of partners and sponsors - such as PAL Robotics - that broke all records. As usual, ROSCon organizers have conveniently made available all the conference talks online! These are very [...]

SocSMCs: making robots interact without words

By | 2018-07-03T15:25:05+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Articles|

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 [...]

ROSCon & IROS 2017: Towards a human-friendly robots horizon

By | 2018-07-03T15:25:23+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Events|

“Friendly people, friendly robots”. This is the theme of IROS 2017, held in Vancouver next week, considering that many stakeholders - PAL included - foresee a future with robots all around us, enhancing our daily life and helping us grow as humans. TIAGo is joining our team traveling to Canada! Our endearing robot is so [...]

The European Robotics League is coming to Barcelona!

By | 2018-07-03T15:25:51+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Robots from all over Europe will descend on Barcelona for the European Robotics League’s Local Tournament, 20 - 24 November. It’s the first time the Spanish city has hosted the European Robotics League (ERL), and it will be held at PAL Robotics’ office. We’re incredibly excited to announce that the call for participation is now [...]

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

By | 2018-04-10T15:38:18+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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