Update from the last day of the games:
As I had mentioned none of the International teams invited by Robotis qualified for finals so the only thing left for u to participate was Robot Rumble. (Where all Robots go on the arena and wins the last robot standing in the arena).
The Farrels entered the competition as well as the Giga Dynamizer but the winner was actually another robot.
Robot Rumble is held just for fun at the end of the games.
We also saw the finals for junior league where most of the robots used are OLLO. This is something I believe I did not mention yesterday:
. Day 1 was all about humanoids and there were also Battle Robots.
. Day 2 was the junior league where they have some very fun and pedagogical competitions. OLLO Bug / OLLO Education (not yet available outside Korea) was present in mass scale.
It was amazing to see so many OLLO bugs in one place.
. Day 3 was for the finals.
I'll detail day 2 in my next post as I have tons of pictures that I wanted to upload.
In essence most of the competitions are remote controlled (like driving the bug to take 3 balls to the opponent field) but there are also line following competitions and also line following with obstacles where OLLO bots use a gripper to get obstacles out of the way.
Very advanced for kids in such a small age (under 10) but I guess if they can do it, so can we
With regards to the finals:
- The final for Autonomous Mission was really poor compared to our Robocup.
Autonomous mission consists of driving the robot to find a yellow cilinder and pick it up.
They do it in pairs of 2 robots so the one who gets it first wins.
The robots were cluncky, missed the target or lost it, fell down on each other..... very poor performances.
- The final for Amateur fighting was really good. The robots that got to the final were similar suggesting it's a robot kit.
The kits used Dynamixel AX 12 I believe but the frames were made of aluminum, were smaller than the Bioloid and much faster and well programmed.
They also had an amazing move where they grab the body of the oponent and tilt it. I also have a video on that to post.
(unfortunately I can't upload to youtube from Korea due to some Korean government restriction so I'll have to wait until get back on Tuesday.)
- The final for Professional Fighting was also interesting although it was basically an average sized humanoid against one which was 80~90cm tall.
It was built with Robotis EX 106 just like the giga dynamizer.
Apparently Robotis distributed quite a few of these 106 to some key developpers/testers because I saw 3 teams with these (The giga dynamixel, the farrels on their baseball playing humanoids, and the winner of Professional Fighting).
- Another fun moment was a fight between the winner of professional fighting and amateur fighting.
It was really all fun because the Amateur Robot is really small and made no harm to the giant.
- There were also the finals for Junior League with many OLLOs, the finals for Humanoid Soccer and the finals for Battle Robots.
The final for Battle Robots was really amazing and exciting because the robots managed to recover over and over form really tough situations.
To kick off the posting of pics and videos, here is the video from Day 1, when I was participating with Mireia from Ro-botics in the Humanoid Soccer competition and we were eliminated (this was game 2):
I didn't really work on programming these Bioloids but the motions were really slow and thus the performance was not that great.
I believe they were using standard/stock soccer movements that come in the beta versions of Bioloid Premium (not sure if/how it will be in the final version).
I'll continue to post more details within the next days.