Understanding the future of robotics at the ERW2018 Central Event in Augbsurg

Thank you for visiting us at the European Robotics Week Central Event (ERW2018) in Augsburg last weekend! This remarked event in Europe was the perfect occasion to bring robotics closer to society and help everyone understand the field. The exhibition was held in a Roman museum and it seemed that the past was merging with the [...]

By | 2018-11-26T11:46:09+00:00 November 26th, 2018|Events|

World Robot Summit with TIAGo robot: from cleaning toilets to interacting with customers

TIAGo robot keeps increasing its multitasking skills more and more! This time, Team Homer (University of Koblenz-Landau) participated in the World Robot Summit Future Convenience Store Challenge in Japan with a TIAGo. The WRS differs from other competitions they usually take part in, such as ERL or the RoboCup. Still, Team Homer won the Third place [...]

By | 2018-11-22T11:18:04+00:00 November 22nd, 2018|Articles|

TIAGo robot multitasking at the IROS Mobile Manipulation Hackathon

One TIAGo robot, six teams, and 24 hours: the IROS 2018 Mobile Manipulation Hackathon (MMH) was exciting and challenging at the same time, and gathered a lot of attention! Every afternoon two of the six selected teams showed all they could program into the TIAGo robot in record time. The results are impressive: TIAGo robot [...]

By | 2018-11-13T11:24:43+00:00 October 29th, 2018|Articles|

PAL Robotics is sponsoring the new ERL SciRoc Challenge!

The European Robotics League 2018/2019 season comes with lots of news! One is that the ERL Consumer League benchmark tasks (TBMs) have evolved with respect to the previous edition. Another big news to remark is that a new challenge joins the ERL: the first Smart Cities Robotics Challenge (SciRoc)! PAL Robotics is proud to announce [...]

By | 2018-10-29T13:47:40+00:00 October 24th, 2018|Articles|

Warming up for IROS 2018: A forecast of what you will experience in Madrid

IROS 2018 is coming to Spain! The worldwide specialists of robotics are off to Madrid’s Municipal Conference Centre, from the 1st to the 5th of October. This is a special IROS for PAL Robotics, Platinum Sponsors of the conference: one of the reasons is that the distinguished conference takes place in our country. Besides, the Conference [...]

By | 2018-09-10T13:56:12+00:00 September 10th, 2018|Events|

Homer Team, winners of RoboCup@Home 2018 OPL!

After heading the overall classification of the RoboCup German Open, Homer Team (Koblenz University) achieved the top of the RoboCup@Home Open Platform League (OPL) Competition, which took place in Montreal (Canada). A lot of time invested in preparing the Open Challenge and Finals paid off with such major success, competing with the best teams from all [...]

By | 2018-07-19T08:08:35+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Articles|

Competing at ERL: an interview with HOMER Team

Making robots help at home. This is the “magic” that teams competing in the Service Robots category of the European Robotics League (ERL) turn into reality in each tournament. Robotics competitions like ERL or RoboCup@Home are one of the ways in which researchers are driven to develop applications that transform how people live at home. [...]

By | 2018-04-24T14:17:19+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Articles|

TIAGo spotted at the Joint UAE Symposium on Social Robotics!

Robots can become the best companions for humans. Our life quality can extraordinarily improve in all aspects of our daily routine, and reshape how we manage (and enjoy) our time. For that to happen, we need to make robots social. It may look simple, but is a challenge for the whole robotics community. This is [...]

By | 2018-07-03T15:17:38+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Events|

INBOTS: Building bridges between robots, businesses and society

As robots’ skills are amazingly rocketing at the technical level, our imagination flies envisioning their vast potential to assist us in our everyday life. But technical breakthroughs cannot walk alone. A favourable ecosystem is essential to foster robotics, and this means that legislation, ethics, businesses and end-users have to be ready to embrace them. With the [...]

By | 2018-11-13T14:35:05+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Articles|