We managed to catch part of the 8th KondoCup Robot Soccer Competition (KHR-class) in Ueno this past Sunday, and have uploaded the raw photos from the event.
We had a fantastic time today at the ROBO-ONE Gran Prix 2007 competition in Chiba, our home town. The venue was perfect, the crowds turned out and obviously had a great time too, the demonstrations were excellent, and the battles were everything you would expect from eight of the top ROBO-ONE competitors. Our raw photos from the event have been uploaded here: ROBO-ONE Grand Prix 2007 in Chiba. Enjoy - we know we did, and you should too.
Initial photo of RoboPhilo from the iHobby Expo show this weekend in Chicago:
Don't worry, there are lots more on the way.
We're slowly catching up with our huge stack of 'to-do' items, and just posted most of the photos from ROBO-ONE 12: Day Two. That was September 16th, Takamatsu, Japan. The images cover most of the competitions in the ring, though there are a few omissions when we were capturing a match on video. Enjoy.
The first raw (unedited/corrected) set of ROBO-ONE 12 photos was just uploaded to Flickr. This set includes roughly 255 photos starting on Saturday morning before the venue opened, and goes through about mid-morning. Saturday was devoted to the technical 'Demonstration' phase of the two day competition. We're still sorting through another similar set covering the rest of Saturday, and haven't had a chance to pull all of Sunday's photos and videos out of the cameras yet.
Two major forces of nature hit Tokyo today.
One was incredibly destructive - Typhoon "Man-Yi" that drenched towns, damaged houses, and shut down transportation including stopping the Bullet Train in its tracks for hours.
The other one was incredibly constructive - the 3rd Wonderful Robot Carnival which drew over 40 humanoid robot entries, challenged us with new events and new twists on old events, generated tons of laughs and never ending surprises, and left everyone with big smiles and great memories.(more…)
It's been three wonderful, excitement packed days - four if you include setting up the afternoon before RoboGames opened to the public. We're really glad we came, and have a boatload of new memories to take back to Japan with us, and share with all our robot fans there as well. Of course, the competitions were great - and even sometimes amazing. But the best part was being able to meet, develop, and strengthen friendships with all the great people involved in RoboGames - both as participants, organizers, and fans.
We'll write more about specific happenings and experiences, and posting some great video clips over the next week or so. For now, here are all the photos taken by the Robots Dreams Team today in the RoboGames 2007 Day Three photo gallery. Enjoy!