RoboGames Day Two: Photo Gallery

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We're finally starting to get caught up on the >20 Gigs of photos, videos, and interviews we were able to collect during our US tour. The RoboGames Day Two photo gallery includes the Willow Garage PR2 robot platform, robot sumo, humanoid battles, and lots of other robot goodness.

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Robot Challenge 2010 – NanoSumo Robot Winner (Video)

In addition to his Robot Challenge event report, Raul also pointed us to this video of the NanoSumo Robot competition winner, FuriousPuca:

Here’s the background on this awesome nano robot:

In this video you can see my nanosumo robot FuriousPuca. A nanosumo robot is a sumo fighting robot with a limitation of 25x25x25mm and 25gr. It's completely autonomous after I press the start button.

On 20th and 21st of March 2010, I participated in the competition RobotChallenge 2010 (Vienna, Austria) and I won the 1st price in the nanosumo category.

Author: Ferran Gascon Burgada
Info:
ferrangb@gmail.com
Fan page: www.facebook.com/furiouspuca
Robotics Society: ArCAT (Robotics Association of Catalonia) www.robot.cat
Song: Spiderbait - Fucken' Awesome
Made in Catalonia.

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Robot Challenge 2010 A Great Success (Video)

Raul Galbany from Spain submitted this excellent event report and videos:

VIENNA - 411 robots from 22 countries joined this year's Robot Challenge, the 20th of to 21 March 2010 was held in Vienna, and fought against each other in the first robot Championship for the coveted medals. More than 4,000 visitors did not miss this two-day spectacle and used the opportunity competitions worldwide live performances to be the largest robotics in a.
 
The joy among the winners of this year's Robot Challenge was great, finally, was the competition with 411 participating robots enormous. One of the big winners among the Spanish team from Catalonia (www.robot.cat), the 3 gold medals and took home the Lithuanian team, which of Sumo Robots "Master of Disaster" any opponent sovereign carried from the ring. Even some Austrian team was able to prevail against the international competition: with 9 medals including 2 Gold in the disciplines of Sumo and Mini Humanoid Sumo, was the Robot Challenge 2010 for the Austrian robot designers a great success.

For great astonishment the size of many robots: With a length, width and height of only 2.5 cm had caused the nano sumo robot one of the highlights of the event.

The event was organized by InnoC - Austrian Association for Innovative Computer Science in collaboration with the Federal Ministry for Science and Research and is part of the international robotics initiative Cent Robot.

Results

Medals table:
                                                G          S          B
1st Spain (ESP)                          3          0          0
2nd Austria (AUT)                      2          3          4
3rd Poland (POL)                        2          3          1
4th Lithuania (LTU)                     1          2          2
5th Tschechein (CZE)                  1          2          0
6th Slovakia (SVK)                      1          0          0
7th Germany (GER)                     1          0          0
8th Romania (ROU)                    0          0          2
9th Russia (RUS)                        0          0          1
 
Mini Sumo Deathmatch
1st Crow (POL)
 
Mini Sumo
1st Dark knight (AUT)
2nd Raizo (LTU)
3rd Sprinter (LTU)
 
Standard Sumo
1st Master of Disaster (LTU)
2nd Czesio (POL)
3rd Bonzoq (POL)
 
Micro Sumo
1st Destroyer (POL)
2nd Micro coke (POL)
3rd Hulk (ROU)
 
Nano Sumo
1st Furious Puca (ESP)
2nd Averell Dalton (AUT)
3rd Jolly Jumper (AUT)
 
Humanoid Sumo
1st Evil Bill (AUT)
2nd Wolverine (AUT)
3rd Evil Ted (AUT)
 
Humanoid Sprint
1st Hati (GER)
2nd Granny (AUT)
3rd Kondo (LTU)
 
Line Follower
1st R555 (ESP)
2nd 2fast4you (LTU)
3rd Zmolroc (ROU)
 
Enhanced Line Follower
1st R555 (ESP)
2nd IgiBot (CZE)
3rd Fasto-3 (RUS)
 
Freestyle
1st PocketBot (CZE)
2nd Samuel (POL)
3rd Aviator (AUT)
 
Puck Collect
1st J2MP (SVK)
2nd Cogito MART (CZE)
3rd i.Rob (AUT)

Thanks Raul!

If you have event robot reports you would like to share with our readers, please feel free to contact us. We can’t promise to post every submittal, but we will do our best.

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21st Robot Sumo Competition starts off with a bang and some fireworks (Video)

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The 21st Annual All Japan Robot Sumo competition was held here last weekend, and as usual, it was totally over the top. The robot sumo matches are lightening fast, peppered with crashes, bangs, totally unexpected moves, and sometimes even unintended fires (see video below).

This years competition, staged at the Ryogoku Kokugikan (the venue for the human Grand Sumo Tournaments) was no exception. The action was fast and furious, featuring competitors that earned the right to compete through a long series of regional competitions.

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More from the Japan robot sumo competition (Video)

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Here’s another example of how intense the Japan robot sumo matches can be. The video below is from the 21st All Japan Robot Sumo Competition, Kanto Regional finals held last weekend. The competition features two classifications, autonomous and R/C controlled. This particular match was between autonomous robots.

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Robot Sumo is lightening fast in Japan (Video)

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Japanese robot sumo is so fast, and so powerful, that literally if you blink even for a micro-second you will miss all the action.

Take a look (and don’t blink) at the two videos below taken on Saturday at the Kanto Regional Robot Sumo competition to see what we mean.

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