SocSMCs: making robots interact without words

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 [...]

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

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

“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 [...]

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

Behind the scenes of Robocup: hacking TIAGo

If you saw the modified TIAGo that competed at Robocup 2017 in Japan, you probably noticed that the robot looked a little different. That’s because it was modified by the Technical University of Munich, specifically for the Robocup@Home Open Platform League, and aptly renamed TIAGo@Home. Keep reading to find out how the Alle@Home team hacked [...]

By | 2018-04-11T07:23:20+00:00 July 30th, 2017|Articles|

The definitive intern guide to SLAM: place recognition & loop closure

SLAM - simultaneous localisation and mapping - is a technique robots use to build a map of their environment, ascertain where they are within the map and assess whether they’ve been to a particular location before. It’s an incredibly important technique within navigation research, so important in fact that we currently have a team focusing [...]

By | 2018-04-09T13:44:49+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Articles|

#ERF2017: Scottish sightseeing, an exciting announcement and TIAGo in a kilt…

From 22nd – 24th March, over 800 researchers, engineers and robots descended on Edinburgh for the European Robotics Forum (ERF). One of the most exciting events in our robots' calendars, this year TIAGo and REEM-C, along with some of the PAL Robotics team, were lucky enough to attend. European collaboration ERF is an important meeting [...]

By | 2018-04-09T13:44:49+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Events|

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

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 the first [...]

By | 2018-04-11T07:36:32+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Articles|

TIAGo ROS Simulation Tutorial 2 – Autonomous robot navigation

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 [...]

By | 2018-07-03T15:26:20+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|Articles|

A robot localization system solely based on distance sensors

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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