RoboCup 2017

RoboCup 2017 in Nagoya, Japan

Nagoya was an excellent and exciting host for the RoboCup 2017

The venue was outside of Nagoya but this was not a real problem since there was a very fast train connection at any time and on time.

The Competition

This year the field size was enlarged to 8m x 14m, and a new zone layout was established. Using the new layout, the positions and orientation of the machines for each game could be randomly generated by the referee box.   Production got a higher ranking by shorting the exploration phase and making its evaluation less important. The workpieces were marked with barcodes, to track specific products by processing stations and award points for production steps during the game. Unfortunately, this time the referees had to follow up this process since the realization of the automatic solution could not f finished on time.


Furthermore, the TC is working towards the introduction of a new storage station. This is a long-term effort. This year, the station was only presented and we discussed how to proceed next year.

Our competition always attracted many visitors.

Teams of Austria, France, Germany, Japan and Switzerland joined the RCLL competition. 

Team GRIPS (Austria)
Team PYRO (France)
 

Team Carologistics ( Germany, Aachen)
 

Team ER-Force (Germany, Erlangen)
 

Team BabyTigers-R (Japan)
 

Team Solidus ( Switzerland)


Results of the Playoffs and Finals:

Place

Team

Score

1.

Carologistics ( RWTH Aachen, Germany)

102

2.

GRIPS (TU Graz, Austria)

  66

3.

Solidus (HFTM Mittelland, Switzerland)

  40

4.

PYRO (Polytechnique Lille, France)

  36


All teams could improve their performance in compare to 2016. In particular, the final between the Carologistics and GRIPS teams was not only very exciting but also all six robots were fighting for the points up to the last second. Even the experts ware overburdened to follow up all steps.
After the final both the robots and their teams could shake hands:

 

Robots of the Final
 

Shake hands after the Final

Technical Challenge

Additionally, we had a Technical Challenge consisting of four tasks:

1)  Recognition of a machine without using a marker

2)  Production process at a machine without using a marker

3)  Logistics League simulation game

 Winner:  Team Carologistics ( RWTH Aachen, Germany)


RoboCup German Open 2017, May 03-07, 2017

This event again took place in Magdeburg. It is always a very good preparation to test the new specifications of the rulebook.

The result oft he playoffs and the finals:

 Place

Team

Score

1.

Carologistics ( RWTH Aachen, Germany)

76

2.

SmartBots@Ulm ( Germany)

30

3.

Solidus (HFTM Mittelland, Switzerland)

22

4.

BabyTigers-R ( Ruykoku University, Japan)

20

 



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