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|

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|

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|

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|

Industry 4.0 is the trend at GREX

Innovation has landed in Madrid! Global Robot Expo (GREX) starts today and will be in IFEMA until Friday. The large pavilion is filled with all kinds of robotics, from collaborative and service robotics to 3D-printed components or domotics. One of the fair's highlights is Industry 4.0, the upcoming revolution in industry that adds cyber-physical systems [...]

By | 2018-04-18T11:29:06+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Events|

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|