Humanoid robots, imitation learning and torque control

By |2018-04-09T13:44:49+00:00July 26th, 2017|Articles|

This week, we interview Head of the Department of Automatics, Biocybernetics and Robotics at the Jozef Stefan Institute in Slovenia, Ales Ude. As founder of the department’s Humanoid and Cognitive Research Lab, he has a particular interest in imitation learning - the way robots interact with and learn from humans. In Ales’ words, “Imitation learning [...]

The humanoid robot TALOS has been officially presented at LAAS-CNRS (Toulouse, France)

By |2019-01-31T15:27:56+00:00February 20th, 2017|Articles|

This Thursday TALOS robot made the first steps towards the future! The high-performance humanoid robot developed by PAL Robotics has been officially presented at the LAAS-CNRS in Toulouse (France). A first demonstration of capabilities such as walking, grasping advanced control took place at the leading French research institution.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxdNvP2jKcc   This is [...]

TIAGo ROS Simulation Tutorial 2 – Autonomous robot navigation

By |2019-01-10T16:10:13+00:00December 23rd, 2016|Articles|

The second pack of open-source ROS tutorials for TIAGo’s simulation in Gazebo enables the robot to navigate autonomously in indoor spaces. Learn how to create a map with gmapping, localize itself in the space and do path planning avoiding obstacles in real time with the TIAGo Tutorials. PAL Robotics team puts available tutorials in TIAGo [...]

#ERW2016: PAL Robotics’ Open Day, Robots at Your Service & HispaRob Day!

By |2018-07-03T15:26:32+00:00December 2nd, 2016|Events|

This year's European Robotics Week broke all records in terms of organized events and participation. At PAL Robotics we also broke records of the assistance at our Open Day, last Friday 25th of November. Two tours were held at our offices, gathering together more than 150 people that were interested in robotics and wanted to know [...]

A robot localization system solely based on distance sensors

By |2018-07-03T15:26:40+00:00November 28th, 2016|Articles|

A robust localization system that uses only distances to a small set of non-synchronized radio beacons at very small update rates. This innovative location system has been developed by Professor Fernando Caballero (Universidad de Sevilla) and Professor Luis Merino (Universidad Pablo de Olavide) with the collaboration of PAL Robotics, in a successful example of the [...]

EU Robotics Week 2016: Find PAL Robotics in Amsterdam, Madrid and Barcelona!

By |2018-07-03T15:26:46+00:00November 18th, 2016|Events|

This Friday the European Robotics Week begins! Europe will be full of robotics events with more than 500 activities registered, which make sure that robots are the continent’s focus. PAL Robotics will be present in Amsterdam, Madrid and Barcelona, where you can meet us and interact with our robots.   Robots at your service: ERW2016 [...]

TIAGo ROS Simulation Tutorial 1 – How to control the cobot?

By |2018-07-03T15:27:16+00:00November 15th, 2016|Articles|

TIAGo’s ROS open tutorials for its open-source simulation in the Gazebo start with TIAGo’s control. This collaborative robot is open in simulation to anyone who has an idea for him. PAL Robotics describes everything needed to use TIAGo in simulation, from the basic steps to control it to more complex motions and commands. Tutorial blocks [...]

PAL Robotics at 2016 ROS-Industrial Conference

By |2018-07-03T15:27:23+00:00November 9th, 2016|Articles|

ROS-Industrial project aims to apply ROS (Robot Operating System), the de facto standard in robotics, to the industry. Having a shared open operative system in robotics gains relevance when it is applied to manufacturing applications and opens new possibilities for robots to be integrated in assembly chains. PAL Robotics was invited to the annual ROS-Industrial [...]

PAL Robotics, host of the Factory in a Day Project meeting

By |2018-07-03T15:27:54+00:00October 26th, 2016|Events|

Factory in a Day EU FP7 Project continues to move forward! Last week PAL Robotics held the project meeting of Factory in a Day. All European partners were gathered in Barcelona to discuss about the next steps to follow during the project’s final year. Great progress has been made towards the goal of the project: to [...]