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🤖 Robot Tiago++ - Inria - Participants in the euROBIN Competition - European Robotics Week 2024

 

 

 

 

From November 25 to 28, 2024, the 1st euROBIN Coopetition will take place in Nancy, France, following Humanoids 2024, the IEEE-RAS 2024 International Conference on Humanoid Robots.

euROBIN coopetitions are designed not only to test individual team capabilities but also to foster collaborative innovation by rewarding teams for both their own achievements and the successful integration of their developed modules by others. By promoting modularity, reusability, and transferability in robotic systems, euROBIN aims to advance the frontier of robotics and artificial intelligence, driving progress in diverse application domains such as robotic manufacturing, personal robotics, and outdoor robotics for sustainable communities. Hereby, with these profiles we would like to welcome you to the pioneering world of the euROBIN project, where the brightest robotic teams from across Europe converge to participate in this groundbreaking event.

 

The bimanual humanoid robot Tiago++ (Tiago dual) has omnidirectional handling for mobile manipulation, combining perception, navigation, manipulation and human-robot interaction. It belongs to the TIAGo family of mobile handling robots.
The robot was first presented to the public in November 2021.

 

 

  • ROBOTS OR PRODUCTS SHORT PRESENTATION:  Tiago ++

The robot, produced by PAL Robotics, TIAGO++ has the ability to perform bimanual experiments with various types of grasping, thanks to the different types of end effectors available and provides flexibility that allows you to go further in any area of ​​research.

It is capable of moving very easily, with versatility in navigation, for precision positioning even in complex environments, allowing researchers more possibilities than ever.

It is a built version of  TIAGo, a popular mobile manipulator and the platform of choice for many institutions, as well as being used in robotics competitions.

 

  • TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE ROBOT/PRODUCTS: Tiago ++
The robot, Tiago++, is similar to the Tiago Omni++ robot, but Inria customizes it in two ways:
 
  • They remove the original head.
  • Added Orbbec RGB-D camera on both wrists and head (https://www.orbbec.com/products/tof-camera/femto-bolt/).

The omnidirectional drive allows TIAGo OMNI++ to move in all directions and the robot is ready for bimanual experiments and various types of grasping, thanks to the different types of end effectors available. Together, it provides flexibility that allows you to do more in any area of ​​your research.

TIAGo OMNI++ is equipped with an omnidirectional drive system with 3 degrees of freedom mechanical wheels. These wheels give the robot 360 degrees of movement and more flexibility. It is a bimanual platform that includes interchangeable end effectors, a 360-degree LiDAR, and a display. The goal was to create a platform that was easily configurable and capable of addressing any robotics research need. The torso display is designed to further aid human robot research (HRI). The robot has two 7 DoF movable manipulator arms for manipulation tasks and a number of end-effector options, including a humanoid hand or various types of grippers; For now, they are the PAL Robotics Five Finger Hand, the PAL Robotics Parallel Gripper, the Robotiq 2F-140 and 2F-85 Grippers, and the Robotiq EPick Vacuum Gripper. The TIAGo OMNI++ mobile base includes two LIDAR sensors for safe movement with an unobstructed 360º field of view. This includes autonomous navigation, obstacle detection and route planning. The robot offers you the opportunity to take on new challenges and opens up the possibility of new use cases, with the aim of taking robotic research and mobile manipulation even further.

 

 

  • STAND IN HUMANOIDS 2024: Yes