Innovation radar highlights PAL Robotics breakthrough developments in EU-funded projects! Part II : Collaborative platforms

By |2020-04-22T12:06:54+00:00February 3rd, 2020|Categories, Research|

The Innovation Radar of the European Union has shortlisted the key innovations developed by Pal Robotics throughout the participation in different EU-funded projects. Part 1 provides more information about our advancements in the Healthcare sector. The rest of the recognized developments by the Innovation Radar are focused on collaboration, both, between platforms and human-robot interaction [...]

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 [...]

TALOS humanoid joins the RoboHub family at University of Waterloo!

By |2020-04-22T14:39:42+00:00November 7th, 2018|Categories, Research|

Last week, the University of Waterloo inaugurated the E7 Engineering building, which has an impressive RoboHub with a big family of robots... Amongst which, you can find TALOS! The 32-DoF humanoid robot has joined the RoboHub family, and showed its manipulation skills during the Grand Opening. We had the opportunity to speak with Professor Kulic and Professor Melek about [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

TIAGo ROS Tutorial 3 – MoveIt!

By |2020-04-22T14:45:11+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Categories, Learn how to, Research|

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 [...]

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 [...]

TIAGo ROS Simulation Tutorial 2 – Autonomous robot navigation

By |2020-04-23T11:28:15+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 [...]

#ERW2016: PAL Robotics’ Open Day, Robots at Your Service & HispaRob Day!

By |2020-04-23T11:28:27+00:00December 2nd, 2016|Categories, Events|

This year's European Robotics Week broke all records in terms of organized events and participation. At PAL Robotics we also broke records of the assistance at our Open Day, last Friday 25th of November. Two tours were held at our offices, gathering together more than 150 people that were interested in robotics and wanted to know [...]