July 22 archive

Round Robin (Day 1)

Day 1 of the round robin phase of the Festo Logistics League is finished. The first game versus Team Solidus from Switzerland we won 80-18. The second game versus Team Baby Tigers from Japan we won 101 to 10. But we have to say these results don't really show the big problems we had in the games. One reason was a really disrupted light detection because of the sun shining through the colored flags which are hanging in the venue. Also some low level skills had some minor erros which obviously have a big effect on the whole game. And because of that we couldn't perform as well as in the training games on the setup days.

After the games we attented in the navigation challenge. It was a happy end of the day, because we won the challenge! Read and see more about it in the official blog post.

After the challenge the field was free for all the teams to fix the problems and test them. The vision got tuned and we also found some bugs in the skills and agent. We only had a small time frame to test the whole system because the last busses are leaving the venue at 11pm. So we have to see in todays games if the whole system will perform better to qualify for the playoffs.

So keep the fingers crossed and stay tuned to the blog. You can follow our twitter hastag at #Carologistics. LIVE results of the games can be found here.

Posted by Johannes Rothe on July 22, 2014 10:01

Carologistics win the Racing Challenge

The Carologistics won the racing challenge showing quick motions and capable collision avoidance. This is a new aspect introduced into the game this year by putting two teams on the field. This additional technical challenge then brings in a focus on speed while still avoiding collisions. Teams are increasingly implementing the necessary changes. The Carologistics had a head start being able to re-use existing code from the AllemaniACs RoboCup Team and extending it for holonomic drive and tuning it for quicker stops at higher speeds.

Below are videos of the challenges from the robot's and from the spectators perspectives.

Posted by Tim Niemueller on July 22, 2014 09:14