UK Humanoid robot Event 2 - Sat. 24th November 2007

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UK Humanoid robot Event 2 - Sat. 24th November 2007

Post by NovaOne » Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:09 pm

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Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:09 pm

BillB wrote:The organisers of the MicroMouse competition said that they have another -albeit much smaller competition in November in Birmingham. He welcomed us to go to that as well.

However after speaking to all the Humanoid roboticists it appeared that almost most of us are from the south of England and perhaps a meet up in London instead of Birmingham would be more convenient for almost everyone (although the Birmingham facilities were absolutely excellent).




ROBOtic'07 will be held on Sat. 24th November 2007

Is anyone still thinking about an event in November?

Chris
BillB wrote:The organisers of the MicroMouse competition said that they have another -albeit much smaller competition in November in Birmingham. He welcomed us to go to that as well.

However after speaking to all the Humanoid roboticists it appeared that almost most of us are from the south of England and perhaps a meet up in London instead of Birmingham would be more convenient for almost everyone (although the Birmingham facilities were absolutely excellent).




ROBOtic'07 will be held on Sat. 24th November 2007

Is anyone still thinking about an event in November?

Chris
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Post by Robo1 » Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:34 pm

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Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:34 pm

Have you got a link to that info.

Where do they say it will be.

I'm up for any where the date thin with me to. Should have my new bot built by then and my KHR-2 upgraded to Gumstix + openservo :lol:

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Have you got a link to that info.

Where do they say it will be.

I'm up for any where the date thin with me to. Should have my new bot built by then and my KHR-2 upgraded to Gumstix + openservo :lol:

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Post by NovaOne » Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:01 pm

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Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:01 pm

Hi Bren, its at the same place:

http://www.tic.ac.uk/micromouse/

With a name like "ROBOtic'07" it sounds like it "should" be more general?

Chris
Hi Bren, its at the same place:

http://www.tic.ac.uk/micromouse/

With a name like "ROBOtic'07" it sounds like it "should" be more general?

Chris
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Post by BillB » Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:52 pm

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I would definately be up for another UK RoboOne event in November.
I would definately be up for another UK RoboOne event in November.
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Post by limor » Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:27 am

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Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:27 am

has anyone contacted them about doing a humanoid meeting at the ROBOtic'07 ?
has anyone contacted them about doing a humanoid meeting at the ROBOtic'07 ?
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Post by NovaOne » Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:01 am

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Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:01 am

Other than BillB speaking to the organisers at the last event, (I witnessed the conversation with Tony Wilcox)
The organisers of the MicroMouse competition said that they have another -albeit much smaller competition in November in Birmingham. He welcomed us to go to that as well


But yes perhaps we should make contact with Tony soon, to confirm we intend to go, so they can allocate us space etc

Shall I email him?

If so how much space do we need?
What other facilities do we need?
How many people are going, wasn't it about a dozen last time?
They were very kind to offer use free refreshments last time..I think we should contribute?

Chris
Other than BillB speaking to the organisers at the last event, (I witnessed the conversation with Tony Wilcox)
The organisers of the MicroMouse competition said that they have another -albeit much smaller competition in November in Birmingham. He welcomed us to go to that as well


But yes perhaps we should make contact with Tony soon, to confirm we intend to go, so they can allocate us space etc

Shall I email him?

If so how much space do we need?
What other facilities do we need?
How many people are going, wasn't it about a dozen last time?
They were very kind to offer use free refreshments last time..I think we should contribute?

Chris
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Post by Robo1 » Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:21 am

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Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:21 am

Hi there

Novaone do you want to send them a e-mail. Just ask for the same amount of space. Last time I gave them some prizes to 'pay our way'. We could give them something again.

Bren
Hi there

Novaone do you want to send them a e-mail. Just ask for the same amount of space. Last time I gave them some prizes to 'pay our way'. We could give them something again.

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Post by BillB » Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:43 pm

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Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:43 pm

I have not had any further contact with Tony since our casual conversation where he welcomed us all back.

Please go ahead NovaOne and send him an email.
I have not had any further contact with Tony since our casual conversation where he welcomed us all back.

Please go ahead NovaOne and send him an email.
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Post by NovaOne » Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:57 pm

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Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:57 pm

Tony replied to my email at lunch time today:

Yes, you are welcome to come along and we'll make space. I have booked the same area that you used last time for the event, but without the 'downstairs' theatre and foyer. This means the main maze will be in the same room as everything else, and the pits areas will be combined. The attendance tends to be a bit less than the June event, but who knows?

Look forward to seeing you again, keep an eye on the forum at micromouseonline.com and the micromouse.tic.ac.uk website.

Regards

Tony

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Tony replied to my email at lunch time today:

Yes, you are welcome to come along and we'll make space. I have booked the same area that you used last time for the event, but without the 'downstairs' theatre and foyer. This means the main maze will be in the same room as everything else, and the pits areas will be combined. The attendance tends to be a bit less than the June event, but who knows?

Look forward to seeing you again, keep an eye on the forum at micromouseonline.com and the micromouse.tic.ac.uk website.

Regards

Tony

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University of Central England, Birmingham
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Birmingham B4 7XG
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Post by BillB » Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:51 pm

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Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:51 pm

Great - Sat. 24th November 2007 is confirmed then.

For anyone who is thinking of attending here are a few of my observations/guidance from previous UK event.

1. All humanoid robots are welcome (owners optional :lol: ) . Standard Robonova builds are as welcome as much as the highly customised humanoid robots. The more the merrier.

2. If you have a Humanoid robot – please bring it no matter what state it is in. It is fascinating to see how other robots are built and the solutions to the problems. Some of the semi-working robots in the June 2007 UK event were the some of the interesting robots. In June there were plenty of soldering irons, oscilloscopes that you can use for do quick fixes. etc. (You never know Limor may even be there with some spare parts for sale).

3. There will be a wealth of knowledgeable people at this event. So if you are struggling with the construction of a robot, or can’t get a motion to work, or wondering how to route the cables in a Bioloid then do come along. You will be able to find people who can wax lyrical about how they have fixed (or at least approached) a similar problem.

Hope to see you there

Bill
Great - Sat. 24th November 2007 is confirmed then.

For anyone who is thinking of attending here are a few of my observations/guidance from previous UK event.

1. All humanoid robots are welcome (owners optional :lol: ) . Standard Robonova builds are as welcome as much as the highly customised humanoid robots. The more the merrier.

2. If you have a Humanoid robot – please bring it no matter what state it is in. It is fascinating to see how other robots are built and the solutions to the problems. Some of the semi-working robots in the June 2007 UK event were the some of the interesting robots. In June there were plenty of soldering irons, oscilloscopes that you can use for do quick fixes. etc. (You never know Limor may even be there with some spare parts for sale).

3. There will be a wealth of knowledgeable people at this event. So if you are struggling with the construction of a robot, or can’t get a motion to work, or wondering how to route the cables in a Bioloid then do come along. You will be able to find people who can wax lyrical about how they have fixed (or at least approached) a similar problem.

Hope to see you there

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Post by Robo1 » Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:11 pm

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Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:11 pm

Thought to Bill's comments.

A 4 way power adapter is very useful I think we only had one at the last event so please bring one along for your robot.

Time to start practicing those killer moves.

Bren
Thought to Bill's comments.

A 4 way power adapter is very useful I think we only had one at the last event so please bring one along for your robot.

Time to start practicing those killer moves.

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Post by Pev » Sun Oct 14, 2007 9:40 am

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Sun Oct 14, 2007 9:40 am

Gents,

JUst a quick question: Any idea what the challenges may be?

I am guessing a wrestling ring but anything else on the cards yet like a bottle race of whatever? Justed wanted to get an idea what I should be preparing for lol

thanks

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Gents,

JUst a quick question: Any idea what the challenges may be?

I am guessing a wrestling ring but anything else on the cards yet like a bottle race of whatever? Justed wanted to get an idea what I should be preparing for lol

thanks

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Post by NovaOne » Sun Oct 14, 2007 10:28 am

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Sun Oct 14, 2007 10:28 am

Hi Pev,

Its all really up to us , the most common events seem to be:

Biped Race (same as June, 2 or 3 metres....)
Sumo or Kung-Fu ? (same as June)
Demonstration/Acrobatics
Stair Climbing*

*I'm currently making a set of "Standard" stairs, that I will bring with me:
As defined here: http://robogames.net/rules/r1-stairs.php
I'll clad them with smooth white plastic (hopefully ABS). They should be accurate within +/-1mm. Picture to follow soon.

Anyone, any ideas for more events?

Chris
Hi Pev,

Its all really up to us , the most common events seem to be:

Biped Race (same as June, 2 or 3 metres....)
Sumo or Kung-Fu ? (same as June)
Demonstration/Acrobatics
Stair Climbing*

*I'm currently making a set of "Standard" stairs, that I will bring with me:
As defined here: http://robogames.net/rules/r1-stairs.php
I'll clad them with smooth white plastic (hopefully ABS). They should be accurate within +/-1mm. Picture to follow soon.

Anyone, any ideas for more events?

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Post by BillB » Sun Oct 14, 2007 10:00 pm

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Sun Oct 14, 2007 10:00 pm

I think a speed trial round a simple figure of 8 course would be interesting.

We could do the RobotsDreams/Robot magazine "4 bottle race", except we would need to shrink the dimensions to perhaps 50cm or so depending on the table size, and introduce a time penalty for knocking a bottle.

see: http://www.botmag.com/articles/06-10-07_4bottle_robot_race.shtml.

Some will run round, others will cartwheel, either way it will be fun!
I think a speed trial round a simple figure of 8 course would be interesting.

We could do the RobotsDreams/Robot magazine "4 bottle race", except we would need to shrink the dimensions to perhaps 50cm or so depending on the table size, and introduce a time penalty for knocking a bottle.

see: http://www.botmag.com/articles/06-10-07_4bottle_robot_race.shtml.

Some will run round, others will cartwheel, either way it will be fun!
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Post by tempusmaster » Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:10 pm

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BillB wrote:I think a speed trial round a simple figure of 8 course would be interesting.

We could do the RobotsDreams/Robot magazine "4 bottle race", except we would need to shrink the dimensions to perhaps 50cm or so depending on the table size, and introduce a time penalty for knocking a bottle.

see: http://www.botmag.com/articles/06-10-07_4bottle_robot_race.shtml.

Some will run round, others will cartwheel, either way it will be fun!

That would work pretty well.

Another variation that we've used for competitions here is just a simple turn around a pylon. The robots have to go out, say one meter, and make a u-turn around the pylon, then come back and cross the start line.
BillB wrote:I think a speed trial round a simple figure of 8 course would be interesting.

We could do the RobotsDreams/Robot magazine "4 bottle race", except we would need to shrink the dimensions to perhaps 50cm or so depending on the table size, and introduce a time penalty for knocking a bottle.

see: http://www.botmag.com/articles/06-10-07_4bottle_robot_race.shtml.

Some will run round, others will cartwheel, either way it will be fun!

That would work pretty well.

Another variation that we've used for competitions here is just a simple turn around a pylon. The robots have to go out, say one meter, and make a u-turn around the pylon, then come back and cross the start line.
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