TIAGo – SciRoc – Call For Loan2022-07-05T13:35:45+00:00

TIAGo – SciRoc – Call For Loan

The 2nd SciRoc challenge

The second ERL Smart CIty RObotic Challenge (the SciRoc challenge) will be held in Bologna, Italy from the 6th – 11th September 2021.

This year, the challenge will be focused around the theme of ‘Smart Inclusion’ and, as with our first SciRoc event, will be divided into a series of episodes, each consisting of a task to be performed through addressing specific research challenges. To learn more about episodes, visit here.

PAL Robotics sponsorship

After successful SciRoc challenge back in 2019, PAL Robotics is glad to open again a call for loan of TIAGo robot and Hey5 hand for the second edition SciRoc challenge.

TIAGo Robot

850a month

Hey5 Hand

200a month

The paid rental fees can be discounted from the sales price in order to keep the ownership of the robot at the end of the rental. Teams executing this option before the end of 2021 will also benefit from an additional 5% discount on the price of the robot.

BREAKING NEWS The company will supply one of the TIAGo robot and a Hey5 hand I for free to those teams showing outstanding expertise and innovation in their application.

PAL Robotics is PLATINUM sponsor of the 2nd SciRoc Challenge. TIAGo Robot can be used in these two out of five episodes*:

* Teams with a TIAGo robot can participate in other episodes without any kind of restriction

How to participate

The TIAGo robot

TIAGo, which stands by Take It And Go, is PAL Robotics’ mobile manipulator highly customizable, modular and expandable. The robot has demonstrated its robustness and reliability in different research areas like healthcare and collaborative industry and in several international competitions like the Robocup@Home, the ERL-SR, the WRS and the MMH.

The robot is a versatile platform providing navigation, manipulation, perception and Human Robot Interaction capabilities. TIAGo is 100% ROS based and has a public simulation model along with a comprehensive list of tutorials.


SciRoc Challenge-TIAGo-2019

TIAGo manipulation compilation

Hey5 hand

Conditions of the rental contract

  • Each selected team will sign a TIAGo rental contract of maximum 12 months with the option to terminate it right after the 2ndSciRoc challenge.
  • Minimum renting period – 3 months.
  • The monthly rental fee for the robots will be €850 for TIAGo and €200 for Hey5 hand, excluding taxes or duties.
  • Each contracted team undertakes full responsibility to return the robot in good condition by the end of 2021, or upon the request of PAL Robotics. This includes a commitment to cover the costs of any damage or repairs, up to the full replacement cost following complete loss of the equipment.
  • Each contracted team must therefore take out their own damage and loss insurance or self-insurance for the robot and associated equipment.
  • Each team must have previous experience in robotics and a minimum expertise in Robot Operating System (ROS) middleware. Each team must prove their potential in autonomous navigation and control.
  • In order to ensure teams are able to use the robot, PAL Robotics may request that the teams demonstrate the robot’s basic functionalities at any time during the rental period.
  • Failure to participate in at least two episodes of the 2nd SciRoc Challenge will result in termination of the team’s rental agreement.
  • Each team must use at all times TIAGo’s software security systems: time-outs, joint limits, etc. Modifying or disabling the security systems will lead to termination of the rental agreement and the return of the robot to PAL Robotics.
  • All trials must be performed in safe, enclosed areas.

Questions or Doubts ?

If you have any doubts or questions, please contact the organization via the following email and we will be happy to answer your questions!