June 23, 9am UTC [Chair: Dimitrios Kanoulas; Moderator: Krzysztof Walas]
Speaker 2: Francesco Ferro - CEO, PAL Robotics
Title: A Generation of Humanoid Service Robots
Abstract: Starting from the first humanoid robot (Herbert Televox, 1927) legged robots and control algorithms have advanced considerably to the present. But most of the advances have been done in the last two decades after the presentation of ASIMO from Honda. During those years PAL Robotics has been one of the major actors in developing humanoid robots from the first prototype, 2004 - REEM-A The first fully autonomous humanoid biped robot in Europe, to one of the advanced research platforms, 2017 Talos First fully torque control actuated robot from PAL robotics. In this presentation, we will present a generation of humanoid service robots and the major progress achieved at each generation. From the first steps to jumping robots.
Bio: Francesco Ferro is the CEO and co-founder of PAL Robotics, one of the top service robotics companies in the world, and a euRobotics as Board Director. He received a BSc + MSc degree in Telecommunications Engineering at Politecnico di Torino in 2002 (Italy), a Master at ISEN (Lille, France) and an Executive MBA at the University of Barcelona (Spain) in 2011. Since 2004, he develops cutting-edge humanoid service robots at PAL Robotics.