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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
We arrived in Tehran at 3.15am local time this morning. After some delay with deboarding, a very long line at immigration and some discrepancy in regards to our position and where to really pick up our luggage, we were warmly welcomed by members of the Iran Open organisation.
At the end, we arrived at our [...]
In an exciting final game, we met the Bold Hearts (UK). We scored the 1:0 quickly, but the Bold Hearts evened to 1:1. Both teams continued strong, but at the end of the game we managed the 2:1 and won.
We will follow-up with videos of the game later this month. Right now we are [...]
It was a full day, with the third round robin game this morning against the Bold Hearts, and later the semi-finals.
In the round robin game we met the Bold Hearts, which is a rather strong team in regards to walking speed and shooting at the goal. Fortunately for us, they tend to lose track [...]