Saturday, 19 October 2019

Group Phase - SPQR

The first game on the event was very exciting, because there were still some heavy problems with the wifi.

Meeting team SPQR in their Home Arena

Playing Robot Soccer in Rome means teams SPQR feels at home. Team SQPR is based at Sapienza UniversitΓ  di Roma and was our first opponent.



The first half went well for us and ended with one goal scored for us. Team SQPR caught up to us in the second half and the match ended 1:1.



The sidelines were crowded with fair visitors when the penalty shootout started. Courious about the eventual winner people watched robots from both teams taking shots in turn. Team SPQR had problems recognizing the ball during the shootout. Resulting in Nao-Team HTWK winning 3:1.

Teambuilding

This evening we did some communicational team building, because the last time we had meet is a few months ago. Therefore we used a multiplayer game which requires the communication between two or more people.
Keep talking and nobody explodes πŸ˜‡

Heading towards Rome

This weekend we were invited to visit the Maker Faire Exhibition in Rome. Compared to recent RoboCup World Championships the city of Rome is a short trip for us.
Nevertheless, the journey was quite perilous. Due to problems with trains one of our human members nearly missed their flight. In the end our last team member arrived at the plane just before the cabin door was about to close. With all aboard Rome was reached in the end.


Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Presentation Ceremony

Last but not least here are some impressions of the presentation ceremony. And some more pictures you have not seen yet. 😁
Thank you everyone for being with us during the RoboCup 2019 adventure. πŸ’–

Thank you all for the awesome RoboCup 2019 experience




Mixed Team Finals: Team Team vs B&B

After the the Champions Cup finals, there was still a match left for us and our friends BembelBots. The Mixed-Team finals! Team Team Team vs. B&B (B-Human & Berlin United). Both teams managed to achieve the same match score in the Mixed Team group phase.

All in all was this match very even. 20 Minutes game-play ended up in a 0:0 score. So a Mixed-Team penalty shootout was needed to decide this game. Unfortunately even the shootout ended in a draw 2:2. This case kind of broke the rule book.. πŸ˜… So the referees and the teams decided to do a "Sudden Death" shootout (with no limitation).
We decided to finish this game as a team, so we prepared the goal keeper to be from Bembelbots and a kicker from us. Sadly Team B&B was not brave enough to finish this as a team too and decided to just pick B-Human players (the new champion 2019). So overall we lost this game with a final score of 2:3.

Nevertheless we are very happy to be a part of Team Team Team. We had so much fun. So big thanks for BembelBots πŸ˜™πŸ’–πŸ’ͺ 


Sunday, 7 July 2019

Finals vs. B-Human

We had an awesome match against B-Human. The first half was very even and we managed to hold a 1:0 score for us until half time.
Unfortunately in the middle of the second half some of our robots were starting to fall over all the time. So we only had at most of the time three players on the field. This was a very good chance for B-Human to finish the game with a 1:2 score.



So we are the Vice-Champion 2019 😁 Of course we are sad. But we are more happy about what we have achieved this year.

So for the rest of the day: Party Time 😁

Semi-Final vs. Nao Devils

A long long night came to an end.. Our "Ball teacher" Tobi and Rico had round about 3h hours of sleep. At 10:00 on a foggy day in Sydney were our robots ready to play on Field E..



We are in the finaaaaaaaals!! We won the match against Nao Devils with a very incredible score of 8:0!!! On the semi final the whole team is way more in tense, then in the finals πŸ˜… But we did it! Whoop~ Whoop~πŸ’–
The whole match was dominated by us. We had very minor issues with "False Balls", but these were handled by our team strategy without a problem. All in all
we can say for sure that our robots are at their best game-play ever.

We try to make the Ball Detector even better until the finals, but in general we are going to face B-Human without further changes. So lets see if we are able to pull off a win against them again πŸ’ͺ😁

The night before the semi finals

Saturday, 6 July 2019

Last Day Schedule

Hey everyone! Here is the schedule for tomorrow. How ever it goes out, we are going to play two matches. Wish us luck! We do everything we can to bring the champion's title back home a second time. πŸ’ͺπŸ’–
So see you tomorrow! For us it will be a long night.. so we hopefully find the one and only ball on the field πŸ˜…

Quarter Finals vs. Austin Villa

Hooray!! Semi finals here we go!!~ We managed to pull of a 10:0 in the quarter finals against UT Austin Villa.
When you take a look at the first half of the match, you may think "How can this end up in a 10:0?" There are two conditions, which made our robots a lot of troubles during the first half.


The first one is still the ball detection.. We are basically hacking our a** off to prevent the detection of "false" balls. But ... its difficult πŸ˜’ The other bad thing was the field side. Every time we play on Field D, we have troubles with the window side. We call this side "shiny", because everything looks very shiny that causes our ball detector to be even more worse...

So please check out our video and see what happens if we play on a good 😈 or bad 😱 field side.






Team Team vs. SPQR-Starkit

Our last match was against the Teams Starkit and SPQR. Unintentionally we took over the role of the defender and the BembelBots scoled all the goals 😜 This game ended in a 4:0 for us 😎


Team Team vs. SwiftArk

The third game was against Team SwiftArk, which is the fusion on rUNSWift and TJArk.
Here we won the match with a score of 3:1.




Team Team vs. DevilSMASH

The second match for Team Team Team was against Team DevilSMASH, which is the fusion of NaoDevils and HULKs.
You really have to watch this match! It was a very exciting game and beautiful team play πŸ’–


We won this game 2:1

Team Team vs. B&B

Our first mixed team match was against Team B&B, which is the fusion of Berlin United and B-Human.
Besides winning - we as Team Team Team had the main goal to play together as a team. So we mixed up the positions to have offensive and defensive player from BembelBots and us.
What do you think? Did we managed to look like one single team? 😁


tl;dr: It was an awesome game and ended up in a 1:1 draw.

Mixed Team Challenge

There is one more thing.. that we haven't shown you, yet. In parallel to the champion's cup of the SPL, we also participate in another competition called "Mixed Team Challenge". The idea is to form a new team out of two regular teams and each team provides three robots for a match (so in total are 6 robots playing for one mixed team).
So we mixed up with our friends BembelBots like last year (we only had to convince the league to change the rules for us πŸ˜‰ so its allowed to mix with the same team as the year before) But at least we changed the name from "Team Team" to "Team Team" (we swooped the Team's around πŸ˜‡)

I highly suggest you to take a look at these games videos! They are very exciting!! 😁




Friday, 5 July 2019

Competition Day 3 - Our Schedule

Whoop! Whoop! We managed to take the first place of our group again! This is our ticket directly into the quarter finals, which is the only game of us tomorrow.



Also we like to share an overview to give you a feeling of which teams we maybe going to face the next days. (copied from the result website)


Second Group Phase - match against Berlin United

Meeting our old friend Berlin United was always thrilling for us in the past and still is. Because of this and the small time between the games, we didn't try anything new and played with the same software as in the second half against NomadZ.
But still we had a new upcoming challenge to face during the match.. the sunset. Our match was perfectly scheduled to the full light variety from day to night (of course with addition headlights)

So please enjoy the sunset and.. the game πŸ˜‹ We managed to pull of an awesome 5:0 score *we love these new kicks* πŸ’–

If you like please leave a comment. For example: what do you think about our header goal in the second half of the game? 😎

Second Group Phase - match against NomadZ

Holy cow, what should i start with? To prepare the game we worked on our "Ball Detector", as you may remember from yesterday posts. The good news are.. we found lots of balls πŸ’£ The bad news are.. most of these balls were actually robotsπŸ’₯ So the first half of the game was a disaster πŸ’€
Our keeper had a super functionality called "Side Switcher", which tells another teammate when she/he is dribbling towards our goal (if he sees the ball near our goal).
Guess what happens, when our keeper detects mistakenly a ball inside our defender and in the same time our striker is almost scoring a goal (with the real ball)! 😱 Correct! Our striker is going to play towards our goal until the keeper tells him to turn again.. And this went on and on and on 😨 And ended in a 0:0.

But as you know us, we wont let this happening in the second half as well. We did everything possible within the 10 minutes half time to fixed this behavior and to prepare the robots for the second half.
To save you from these heart attack triggers, we decided to show you only the second half of the game πŸ˜‡ which ended in a 5:0 score for us 😎

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Bedtime

Another day was passing by very very.. very quickly. We like to thank you for still joining us on our RoboCup 2019 journey πŸ’–

So today we like to take you inside the venue and wish you a good day (or night 😜)


Second Group Phase Schedule

Hey everyone :) This is our schedule for tomorrow. Our new group will be "Group H" and the results can still be found here: https://spl.robocup.org/results-2019/


Also tomorrow we have to be the referee in three additional games 😎