Co4Robots: diverse robots, united as one team

Over the last years, the robotics market has been filled with many new models of robots. This tendency leads us to imagine the future with multiple robots helping us around and performing a rich variety of tasks, which sounds amazing. But such situation also raises a relevant challenge: how will all these diverse robots coordinate? [...]

By | 2018-04-20T15:05:31+00:00 October 31st, 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 | 2018-04-09T13:44:48+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Events|

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 | 2018-04-09T13:44:48+00:00 September 18th, 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|

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|

ICRA 2017: reflections on the world’s largest robotics event

The PAL Robotics team have just returned from yet another fantastically organised ICRA - the IEEE's International Conference on Robotics and Automation.  This year, it was held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center in Singapore. It’s hard to find an event that matches ICRA in terms of sheer size and scale. With [...]

By | 2018-04-11T07:26:32+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Events|

ERL tournament: TIAGo Steel robots for loan

We’re incredibly excited to announce the call for loan of three TIAGo Steel robots to teams who want to enter the ERL Service Robots 2017 tournament. We will also give one additional robot for free to the team we believe shows exceptional quality of expertise and degree of innovation in their application paper and simulation [...]

By | 2018-04-11T07:29:11+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Articles|

Letting TIAGo loose in The Hague for RoboBusiness

From kilts to clogs, TIAGo certainly seems to be living it large in 2017! We had a great time at RoboBusiness (thank you RoboValley for the kind invitation), and we’re very excited to see what lies in store over the coming months and years for the newly merged RoboBusiness and TUS Expo. Factory in a [...]

By | 2018-04-11T07:33:15+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Events|

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|
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