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Professor of the Year

The FUmanoids’ head coach, Prof. Raúl Rojas, has been named “University Professor of the Year” by the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers (DHV). We are very happy for this well-deserved award. Below is a short video (in German) that has been made for the award ceremony.

Press release FU Berlin Press release […]


Steve watched the eclipse today. Here is a picture of him with his cool protective glasses:

Merry Christmas!

Team FUmanoids had a very successful year. We are now enjoying the last days till the new year. We would like to say thank you to everyone involved in or supporting the project in any way:

THANK YOU, you are the best!

There are many plans for the upcoming year (including winning the RoboCup :-)) […]

Maintaining balance

As simple as it sounds, a very essential ability of humanoid robots is “not falling over”.

You can achieve this by arbitrarily complicated measures. In our case we focus on the more complicated ways (of course). We have developed an inverse kinematics solver using the concept of “damped least squares” which generates nice jacobian matrices […]

FUmanoids vs Hamburg Bit-Bots : Live at the Long Night of Sciences

Tomorrow is the Long Night of Sciences in Berlin, and the FUmanoids can be seen as well. You can visit us in room 005 in Takustraße 9 from 5pm to midnight.


Live friendly games with the Hamburg Bit-Bots Explanations and information on RoboCup and our robots (hard- and software) Demonstration of our robots’ capabilities […]

Videos of the games

We have uploaded or linked videos from most of our games at RoboCup German Open 2014 and RoboCup Iran Open 2014:

RoboCup Iran Open 2014 (Teheran, Iran) Level Opponent Score Final Baset 4:0 Video Semi Final Bold Hearts 1:0 (0:0) Video Preliminaries pUNAMoids 5:0 Video Preliminaries MRL 5:0 Video Preliminaries Parand 3:0 (2:0) RoboCup German […]


Our robots proved themselves as goalie during April’s tournaments. Though they triggered a bit prematurely in the first games (better too early than too late :-)), we fixed this and in the later games the goalie reliably caught all shots on our goal. Here’s a small montage:


After the finals at RoboCup Iran Open 2014, we were asked whether we wanted to play a friendly match against the winning team from the SPL (MRL).

So we went over to the SPL field and started our preparations. Because we played on their field with slightly different lighting, different goals and with a much […]

Iran Open – The Games

Due to some intermittent internet outages and generally being quite busy preparing the robots for the games, we unfortunately did not add any information about the actual competition days at Iran Open in a timely manner. However, if you followed us on Facebook (no Facebook account required), you already know how it end. In this […]

Iran Open – Second setup day

After having gone to bed early last night, everybody woke up this morning refreshed. After a nice breakfast, we went to the hall and started working on some improvements. It remains to be seen how much we will actually be able to finish in time, as they close the hall quite early for a RoboCup […]