RoboCup – Matchday 1

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On Monday, after two stressful setup days, the RoboCup has finally begun. We won our two round robin matches against Philosopher from Estonia and the team UChile. The match against Philosopher was, as always at the beginning of a tournament, quite shaky (in the true sense of the word) and full of bugs. Anyway, we were able to win with 4:0. Against UChile, we already played much more stable and achieved a nice 7:0.

In addition to the major football competition, there are multiple additional competitions. First of all, the “Drop-In Competition”, in which robots form mixed teams together with robots from other teams. We already played three of these matches and achieved two wins and one draw. On Monday evening, we also won the “Any Place Challenge”. In this technical challenge, a goal and a ball have been set up at a place that was not known in advance and that is completely different from a football field. Each team’s robot – which was not allowed to become updated or reconfigured once it had arrived at the place – had to score as many goals as possible within three minutes.

We scored three goals, more than any other Team!