[robotics-worldwide] [news] TIAGo, your best robotic research partner - video and ROS simulation available

judith.viladomat judith.viladomat at pal-robotics.com
Mon Aug 3 02:11:12 PDT 2015

TIAGo, the mobile manipulator: it is a service robot created by PAL Robotics
to provide the best help in universities and research institutions. TIAGo’s
features make it the ideal platform for research, especially on ambient
assisted living or light industry. It combines mobility, perception,
manipulation and human-robot interaction abilities for one specific goal: to
provide the best help in research. *Watch TIAGo's prototype in action  on
this video <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p16rVi5ayMM>  .*


TIAGo is open source: its software is completely ROS enabled, and *its
simulation is  freely available online <http://wiki.ros.org/Robots/TIAGo> 
*. TIAGo is totally configurable, unlike other robots of its kind. “TIAGo’s
purpose is to be custom-fitted to any specific need” says Product Manager,
Jordi Pagès. That is why three versions are available - Iron, Steel and
Titanium. The Iron version can be upgraded to Steel and Titanium, besides
they are also modular and customizable, adapting TIAGo to all budgets. The
robot is affordable for institutions and labs and can now be pre-ordered.
First final pre-ordered units are now under construction.

The technology used by TIAGo is endorsed by PAL Robotics’ large experience
in humanoid robots - a company running since 2004. The team is known for
developing the REEM humanoids family, with REEM-C and REEM standing out. Now
PAL Robotics also works on other platforms to answer specific needs for
which the developed technology of PAL Robotics is also useful, such as TIAGo
for research environments.

*TIAGo's main features*

TIAGo is a mobile research platform provided with a sensorized pan-tilt
head, a lifting torso and a 7 DOF arm, which ensures a large manipulation
workspace. Its end-effector is plug and play, and can be a parallel gripper
or a five-fingered humanoid hand. It is able to grasp and manipulate objects
with a payload of 2 Kg. The hand is underactuated, soft, resistant and
versatile, suitable for manipulation and human-robot interaction tasks.
Another optional is a force-torque sensor at its wrist.

TIAGo runs autonomously on the  PMB2 mobile base
<http://pal-robotics.com/es/products/pmb2/>  , creating a map of the
environment with a 2D laser. Its sensors provide visual perception, enabling
it to detect objects, people, obstacles and anything you implement.

First pre-ordered units are being manufactured. Pre-orders can be done  here
<http://tiago.pal-robotics.com/en/#contact>  .

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