We exhibit our new NimbRo-OP Humanoid TeenSize Open Platform robot at the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) in Vilamoura, Portugal. The specifications and sources of the robot are available here.
paper J. J. Alcaraz-Jiménez, M. Missura, H. Martínez-Barberá,
and S. Behnke:
Lateral Disturbance Rejection for the Nao Robot
received the Best Paper Award of the RoboCup Symposium 2012
Our team NimbRo won the TeenSize soccer competition, technical challenge, and received the Louis Vuitton Best Humanoid Award.
In the final, our robots met the team CIT Brains from Japan. Both teams already played the final 2010 in Singapore. It was a very exciting game where both teams played with two capable field players and no goalie. In the first half, the NimbRo robots were not going for the ball enough. The game was open, which is reflected by the score of 2:2 at half time. After a programming adjustment during the break, the NimbRo robots Copedo and Dynaped had an advantage in the second half. They scored four more goals while the Japanese robots scored only once. The game ended 6:3 for NimbRo. After the competition, our robots were elected for the Louis Vuitton Best Humanoid Award by the 30 team leaders of the entire Humanoid League.
Our soccer robots did the Technical Challenges very well.
learned a new ball and dribbled it through six obstacles and into the
goal. Copedo picked up a ball outside the field and threw it in, across
the entire field. Both robots passed the ball four times back and forth
between obstacles and scored at the end of the Double-pass Challenge.
Together, this gave a perfect score of 30 points for the Technical
In the semi-final, our robots met again team SHAYAN. The Iranian team improved there robot a lot, such that frequently two opponents were at the ball. After clearing these situations, our robots Dynaped (first half) and Copedo (second) half scored reliably. The game ended 6:0 for NimbRo after 3:0 at half time.
In the evening, a 3 vs. 3 demonstration game was played. Our three robots played vs. robots of the three other teams.
In the last round robin game, our robots met team DARwIn-XOS from USA. Both teams played with only one robot -- we used Dynaped in the first half and Copedo in the second half. Because there were some interruptions our robots scored only nine goals. With 9:0 points and 23:0 goals, NimbRo wins the round robin.
We participate at RoboCup
2012 in Mexico City in the Humanoid League TeenSize
competition with the robots Dynaped, Copedo, and Bodo.
In the first round robin game, our robots met the team SHAYRAN from Iran. After some diffuculties that our robots had in the first half, Dypaped scored reliably in the second half and the game ended early 10:0 for NimbRo.
In the afternoon, our robots met the team CIT Brains from Japan in the second round robin game. Both teams had technical difficulties with their robots. While the japanese field player quickly approached the ball and also kicked it towards our goal, the NimbrRo robots still had an advantage. After 3:0 at half time, the game ended 4:0 for NimbRo.
We gratefully acknowledge financial support of Igus GmbH for the participation at RoboCup 2012.
We won the 2011 Humanoid Soccer TeenSize tournament.
In the TeenSize final, our robots Dynaped and Bodo met the
team KMUTT from
Thailand. The Taiwanese team had a good defense. Nevertheless, the
was 6:0 at half time. The game ended early at a score of 10:0 for our
Our robots continued with round robin games and met again team KMUTT from Thailand. They improved their play. In particular, the KMUTT goalie jumped reliably and saved many goals. Hence, the result was only 8:0 for our team. The second game vs. AcYut 4 from India was won by our robots 10:0.
Our robots had to show their skills in the technical challenge. Dynaped dribbled the ball sucessfully between multiple obstacles. Together with Bodo, it completed the Double Pass Challenge half way.
In the TeenSize soccer round robin, our robots Dynaped and Bodo won the first game 9:0 vs. KMUTT from Thailand. Our team also won the second game vs. AcYut 4 from India 10:0.
6.7.2011 Our team NimbRo participates at RoboCup 2011, which takes place at the Expo Center in Istanbul.
Information about earlier tournaments can be found here.