TIAGo ROS Tutorial 3 – MoveIt!

There’s no need to have a robot to start developing applications for it! TIAGo, as all our robots, has the ROS simulation available for free and open to anyone willing to improve your code skills or even get started in robotics. A set of comprehensive tutorials in basic, intermediate and advanced levels are suitable both [...]

By | 2018-07-03T15:18:36+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Articles|

INBOTS: Building bridges between robots, businesses and society

As robots’ skills are amazingly rocketing at the technical level, our imagination flies envisioning their vast potential to assist us in our everyday life. But technical breakthroughs cannot walk alone. A favourable ecosystem is essential to foster robotics, and this means that legislation, ethics, businesses and end-users have to be ready to embrace them. With the [...]

By | 2018-07-03T15:18:44+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Articles|

A rewarding European Robotics League tournament, at PAL Robotics

Five teams from different European universities competed in Barcelona in a thrilling European Robotics League Tournament hosted by PAL Robotics! In this Service Robots’ category contest, robots had to prove themselves useful helping an old woman at home autonomously. This is why PAL Robotics’ offices got quite transformed, adapting the space to recreate an apartment. [...]

By | 2018-07-03T15:18:52+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Events|

Celebrating a remarkable European Robotics Week!

The European robotics community celebrated its Robotics Week (ERW) from 17th to 26th of November with more than 950 events all around the territory. This year, the house of all the regions, the European Committee of the Regions, hosted the ERW Central Event in Brussels, an event sponsored by PAL Robotics. The diverse EU [...]

By | 2018-07-03T15:19:01+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Events|

IEEE Humanoids 2017, the future of humanoid robots at Birmingham

This November is an exciting month for us and for our robots! It began last Wednesday, when our CEO Francesco Ferro was invited as an expert at the European Parliament to take part in the “Transferring Robots to the world of SMEs” conference. Now we’ve got a date with the humanoid robotics community next [...]

By | 2018-07-03T15:19:10+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Events|

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 | 2018-07-03T15:24:57+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|
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