Selfception: TIAGo robot, to recognize itself in the mirror using AI

By |2020-04-22T12:07:59+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Categories, Research|

Perception in robotics can be trickier than we think. Just think for a moment how complex the human perception is: How do we know that it is us when we look at the mirror, even if we see us from a different perspective? How can we recognize a person even if time passess and he/she [...]

An extraordinary IROS 2018: Highlights on the major Conference in robotics

By |2020-04-22T14:40:44+00:00October 15th, 2018|Categories, Events|

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 [...]

PAL Robotics upgrades to ROS Kinetic!

By |2020-04-22T14:43:00+00:00May 4th, 2018|Categories, News, Research|

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 [...]

The European Robotics League (ERL) Winners, unveiled at ERF2018!

By |2020-04-22T14:43:35+00:00April 16th, 2018|Categories, Events|

An exciting Season of the European Robotics League (ERL) came to an end at the European Robotics Forum in Tampere (Finland), where we all discovered who were the TBMs winners! The ERL Awards Ceremony was celebrated during the Gala Dinner in front of the whole European robotics community, and had a very special guest on stage: [...]

ERF 2018: the Robotics community at the Finnish Winter Wonderland!

By |2020-04-22T14:43:43+00:00April 13th, 2018|Categories, Events|

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 / [...]

ERF: The annual date of the European robotics community is here again!

By |2020-04-22T14:43:51+00:00March 6th, 2018|Categories, Events|

Let’s get ready for a snowy European Robotics Forum! This highlighted event in the calendar of every European roboticist keeps growing bigger year after year, just as the robotics sector does. And this year it is the turn of the Finnish city of Tampere to host #ERF2018. PAL Robotics team will be travelling there [...]

ROSCon & IROS: Thank you, Vancouver!

By |2020-04-22T14:46:14+00:00October 11th, 2017|Categories, Events|

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 [...]

ROSCon & IROS 2017: Towards a human-friendly robots horizon

By |2020-04-22T14:46:33+00:00September 18th, 2017|Categories, Events|

“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 [...]

TIAGo ROS Simulation Tutorial 2 – Autonomous robot navigation

By |2020-08-05T14:00:52+00:00December 23rd, 2016|Categories, Learn how to, Research|

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 [...]