ROSCon & IROS: Thank you, Vancouver!

This year ROSCon consolidated more than ever as the landmark event for the Robot Operating System developers community. Such general impression was encouraged by the rise of partners and sponsors - such as PAL Robotics - that broke all records. As usual, ROSCon organizers have conveniently made available all the conference talks online! These are very [...]

By | 2018-04-09T13:44:48+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Events|

TIAGo Steel loans for European Robotics League: winners announced!

Back in May, we announced our intention to lend TIAGo Steel robots to teams who wanted to enter the European Robotics League - Service Robots competition (ERL). We had a fantastic number of participants, and are thrilled to see so many researchers, students and companies excited to test their software applications on our robot. Drum roll, [...]

By | 2018-04-11T07:21:15+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Articles|

Humanoid robots, imitation learning and torque control

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 [...]

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

Ethics in robotics: an interview with Dr. Michael Anderson

Dr. Michael Anderson, from the University of Hartford, researches the principles and practices that inform the ethical behavior of autonomous systems. He is using our mobile manipulator TIAGo to undertake research involving machine ethics, and to develop and test some of his ethical theories. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak68hOdVafY Learning to trust Artificial Intelligence “Artificial Intelligence might serve as a backup [...]

By | 2018-04-09T13:44:49+00:00 April 13th, 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|

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 | 2018-04-09T13:44:49+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 | 2018-04-11T08:47:58+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 | 2018-04-09T13:44:50+00:00 November 18th, 2016|Events|
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