An extraordinary IROS 2018: Highlights on the major Conference in robotics

A record-breaking IROS 2018 just took place in Madrid! Over 4,000 attendees participated in the conference, explored the exhibition, enjoyed the social events, and challenged themselves during multiple competitions. As Platinum Sponsors, at PAL Robotics we traveled with 19 robots to take part in several activities, including a TIAGo flamenco dance during the Banquet! Did [...]

By | 2018-10-15T13:58:26+00:00 October 15th, 2018|Events|

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|

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|

How TIAGo robot benefits from Deep Learning

The combination of robotics and Deep Learning can lead robots to be more intelligent than ever before. A flurry of research is helping robots understand their surroundings and make decisions on their own. The UPC student Sai Kishor Kothakota, who is doing his Master in Automatic Control and Robotics, is doing an internship at PAL [...]

By | 2018-07-11T16:22:07+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Articles|

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|

The European Robotics League (ERL) Winners, unveiled at ERF2018!

An exciting Season of the European Robotics League (ERL) came to an end at the European Robotics Forum in Tampere (Finland), where we all discovered who were the TBMs winners! The ERL Awards Ceremony was celebrated during the Gala Dinner in front of the whole European robotics community, and had a very special guest on stage: [...]

By | 2018-04-18T11:41:58+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Articles|

ERF 2018: the Robotics community at the Finnish Winter Wonderland!

Snowy privileged landscapes surrounded this year’s European Robotics Forum (ERF) celebrated in Finland. The European robotics community was brought together in the city of Tampere to take part in this must-attend event, with an agenda full of highlights. Here’s a glimpse of our ERF experience! TIAGo wearing a traditional Finnish suit. Credits: euRobotics / [...]

By | 2018-04-16T07:26:14+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Events|