Tuesday, 19 June 2018

RoboCup 2018: Results from Day 1

Here you can find the results of day 1: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vTWCkMxZs0ymZiu69A0O0M2tQDmptwVd5Aaqqszi6OsUslCiGC5VChDFTfH6lOAV_e94-YjPMJ-5TqN/pubhtml?gid=1242701337

RoboCup 2018 Day 2: Schedule

Here is the schedule link again: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vTWCkMxZs0ymZiu69A0O0M2tQDmptwVd5Aaqqszi6OsUslCiGC5VChDFTfH6lOAV_e94-YjPMJ-5TqN/pubhtml?gid=278827309&single=true&widget=true&headers=false

RoboCup 2018 Day 1 - 2:1 Lose in Joint Team Match #1

Our last match (non-ladder) today was a joint team effort with our friends from Frankfurt. Because we are a funny bunch, we decided that the name of our team has to be Team-Team.

Anyways, today was our first match together (and our first try of robot cooperation) against a joint team DoBerMan of Dortmund's Nao-Devils and Berlin United. The match resulted in a 2:1 victory for DoBerMan.

The main conclusions of our first co-op attempt are as expected mainly communication-related. The fact that we scored a goal in the match was unexpected and motivating. We try to fix some bugs and look forward to tomorrows joint match against team AstroNAOtas.

RoboCup 2018 Day 1 - Teasers for the UNSW Sydney Match

Two highlights from our match against UNSW Sydney. We hope you enjoy :)

RoboCup 2018 Day 1 - Teaser for the Camellia Dragon Match

A small Teaser of our first match of this years RoboCup. Enjoy.

Monday, 18 June 2018

RoboCup 2018 Day 1 - 4:1 Victory against UNSW

Our second and last main ladder match for today was against UNSW Sydney. Among other things, the major degrading factor of this game was the uneven ground again.

It was clear, that UNSW had the same problem, tho, basically canceling the problem out of the equation. Although some software problems, our attacks were strong and confusing and our defense new and tight.

The match concluded in a 4:1 victory.

Our next main ladder match will be tomorrow at 2pm UTC-5 (8pm GMT) versus the Nomadz.

But before that, we have some joint team action together with Frankfurts Bembelbots.

PS: please note that the light color in the venue is yellow ... that's not just a weird camera thingy.

RoboCup 2018 - Day 1: 0:9 Victory against Camellia Dragon

Our first match of this years RoboCup was versus the Camellia Dragon, the winner of last years Challenge Shield, on the natural light field. Due to the bad weather today, we had a mostly uniform light condition on the field. A bigger challenge was the fields Do-It-Yourself nature, tho. Especially the natural light field is problematic because it had to be moved due to emergency exit reasons. So the boards below the carpet are quite uneven at points.

Regardless of the condition of the field, we were able to win the match 0:9. Our next match is against UNSW Sydney, the champion of 2014 and 2015, at 4pm UTC-6 (10pm CET). Wish us luck :-)


Some fighting

Some more fighting


New Dribbling stuff

One of our main project this year is an overhaul of the way we dribble. It doesn't look like a lot of work while in fact, the algorithm is completely new, such that the movement is a bit faster and the transitions from rotations close to the ball are a lot smoother.

RoboCup 2018 - Preparation Day 2

We started the day preparing a few things.

On the one hand, we were still busy building the "outdoor" field which we were unable to complete yesterday due to the time the adhesive needs to dry. So we and a few people from other teams finished the build and supported in setting up the WiFi-routers for the other fields.

The second task that was urgent for the day, was to get the penalty shot software up and running again with the recent changes we made to the main branch of our software, such that we could participate in the penalty shot challenge scheduled for today. Because this is mostly a side project for us, we won only one round.

Tomorrow the main event starts. You can find the schedule here: http://spl.robocup.org/robocup-2018-schedule/. Please note that we are at UTC-6, so although our first game is at 11am local time, this will be at 5pm CET.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

RoboCup 2018 - Preparation Day 1

Yesterday we arrived at the hotel at around 5 pm local time (that's 11 pm CET). Because we didn't want to wake up at 3 am local time we struggled a bit to stay awake. So we meet the Frankfurt Bembelbots and chilled for the rest of the day ... or so we thought ...

Our Chinatown Hotel Lobby

After leaving the pub and enjoying a meal at a chinese restaurant, our teamleaders were called to an emergency meeting to discuss the current state and the expected progress of the venue preparation. You see, normaly only the rescue leagues competition area is still under work during the first preparation day. It turned out that the venue management failed to organize the construction of all competition areas (soccer fields and so on).

So the construction of the SPL soccer fields started more or less at around 1 am today by the local organizer and members of the SPL. The construction of the 4 fields is still going on at this moment due to missing material and consumed a lot of time of most teams ....

The venue late at night

1st DIY RoboCup

Friday, 15 June 2018

We are heading to the airport

Once again our quest begins and we are heading to Canada. Our flight starts at 2pm German time and will approximately take 8 hours to reach Montreal. Stay tuned for updates :-)

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Robocup 2018 Montréal - Preparations

Hello o/

Tomorrow we fly to Montréal to participate in the RoboCup championship to defend our current title of vice-champion (and somewhat German champion of course :3).
We spend this week in Leipzig to find and fix some bugs, prototype a few new features and improve some others. Additionally, we were interviewed by the dpa and the MDR.

MDR Mediathek at around 3:20

Whish us luck :-)

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

RoboCup German Open 2018 - Finals Video

Our cut of the final match is up on youtube now. We hope you enjoy :-)

Monday, 30 April 2018

RoboCup German Open - Finals

As promised, here are the pictures from the final game versing Nao Devils, the results and the award ceremony.
According to the Results page on http://spl.robocup.org/events/german-open-results-2018/ we passed the round robin unbeaten, scoring 32 goals and received none. With 16 points we were the leading team, this year. The ball entered our goal only two times in the finals in a fierce battle with a strong Nao Devils that won their match against the champion B-Human with an amazing 1:0.

All around we learned a lot, made a lot of progress and had a ton of fun.

Looking forward to the competition at RoboCup International 2018 Montréal Canada.

Sunday, 29 April 2018

RoboCup German Open 2018 - Finals

We won the RoboCup German Open with an amazing 5:2. In the finals we faced the Nao Devils again.
We post pictures about the last game and the team in a while when we have a bit more time

RoboCup German Open 2018 - Nao-Team HTWK vs NaoTH

We are in the finals
We won our last round robin game versus NaoTH 7:0 and are therefore qualified for the finals at 3pm later this day.

RoboCup German Open 2018 - Competition Day #3

Today is the last day of the German Open. In our first match at 9am we are facing the NaoTH from Berlin.
If we win the match we are qualified for the finals at 3pm against Nao Devils who already qualified yesterday.
Nao Devils host a livestream for this last day again.

Saturday, 28 April 2018

RoboCup German Open 2018 - Nao-Team HTWK vs B-Human

Our last game for today was a draw against the champion B Human. With that draw, the probability is high that we face Nao Devils in the finals tomorrow. But before the finals, we still have to win a match against Berlin United tomorrow morning at 9am.

Robocup German Open 2018 - Video of the first match vs. Nao-Devils

The video of our first match against the Nao Devils is online. Hope you enjoy.

RoboCup German Open 2018 - Nao-Team HTWK vs Bembelbots

We won our second match today against Bembelbots from Frankfurt 10:0.
With that, we are the leading team by score according to http://spl.robocup.org/events/german-open-results-2018/ with 12 points and a goal difference of 25 goals.

Our next match is against the current champion B-Human at 3pm. Wish us luck :-)