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|

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|

Automatica 2018: It’s all about collaborative robots

Thank you for visiting us at Automatica 2018! The Fair received more than 46.000 attendees and we could share our latest developments for Industry 4.0, collaborative robotics, logistics, and service robotics. We always love that you can test our robots live and exchange impressions, and that was a perfect occasion. The Service Robots Demo Park [...]

By | 2018-06-25T15:11:48+00:00 June 25th, 2018|Events|

Automatica 2018: Four areas where “cobots” fit in Industry

Automatica 2018, the fair where Industry 4.0 takes shape, seems to have clear that the “Factory of the Future” involves collaborative robotics. The so-called “cobots” are based on the fact that they share the same workspace as operators - meaning, they can work safely around (and also with) people, without needing any cage or partition [...]

By | 2018-06-19T07:29:14+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Events|

Calling for (robotic) help: Human-robot cooperation to transport goods

Human-Robot collaboration is being pushed ahead by Co4Robots! The EU Project has successfully achieved the first Milestone, which consists of a human and a TIAGo robot working together to move goods from one place to another in cooperation. Remember that Co4Robots’ purpose is to create a multi-robot system that is able to interconnect and control [...]

By | 2018-05-11T13:22:03+00:00 May 11th, 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|