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|

Creating the first benchmarking for humanoids: EUROBENCH seeks for partners!

Benchmarking is a key instrument to accelerate the process of turning prototypes into products. Now that robotics is rapidly gaining relevance, the sector needs the development of a benchmarking with greater reason. We are partners of EUROBENCH, the first project with the mission of creating the first consolidated benchmarking procedure in robotics worldwide, specifically in [...]

By | 2018-07-19T13:44:14+00:00 July 19th, 2018|Articles|

Automatica 2018: Four areas where “cobots” fit in Industry

Automatica 2018, the fair where Industry 4.0 takes shape, seems to have clear that the “Factory of the Future” involves collaborative robotics. The so-called “cobots” are based on the fact that they share the same workspace as operators - meaning, they can work safely around (and also with) people, without needing any cage or partition [...]

By | 2018-06-19T07:29:14+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Events|

Calling for (robotic) help: Human-robot cooperation to transport goods

Human-Robot collaboration is being pushed ahead by Co4Robots! The EU Project has successfully achieved the first Milestone, which consists of a human and a TIAGo robot working together to move goods from one place to another in cooperation. Remember that Co4Robots’ purpose is to create a multi-robot system that is able to interconnect and control [...]

By | 2018-05-11T13:22:03+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Articles|

PAL Robotics upgrades to ROS Kinetic!

All of our robots at PAL Robotics have been upgraded to ROS Kinetic Kame, the latest LTS Release from OSRF! This means we have also switched them to the Ubuntu 16.04 version. ROS Kinetic Kame is used by over 85% of the latest ROS1 Survey respondents - a survey with very interesting results, by the [...]

By | 2018-05-04T15:04:38+00:00 May 4th, 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|

ERL Edinburgh and León Tournaments: last chance for teams to score!

The European Robotics League (ERL) Season is about to finish! Two Service Robotics tournaments were the last opportunity for teams to improve their positions in the global classification, which will be announced in the European Robotics Forum. Lots of TIAGos were seen in the last tournaments of this season, which were held in León (Spain) [...]

By | 2018-07-03T15:17:52+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Events|

Unprecedented stock control by merging RFID and vision into StockBot

They say knowledge is power, and retail industry is no exception to this. Inventory control is at the heart of any business that deals with stocking. Frequently learning what you have and where you have it in a store or a warehouse opens the possibility of optimizing stock management, which has a direct impact in [...]

By | 2018-07-03T15:18:07+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Articles|