Ty Trembley at WPI works on a research project with our 5 DOF arm, driven by MAXON motors, MAXON control units and using a ROS control package. Please find it’s documentation here:
in addition to the video I shared some weeks ago, here you can find more details and facts about the HOBBIT project at TU Vienna (Prof. Markus Vince):
The final day is over now, and it has kept its promises! But first things first:
In the first game of the day we met in the semifinals on RoboEireann and thus our former team member Jeff. Our robots were similarly dominant as in in the preliminary round, we won with 17-0. The high result was possible, because in the finals, the time is stopped when the game breaks. By eliminating the “mercy-rule” which stated that a game with a goal difference of 10 is aborted, two records could be broken: The highest victory and the longest game in the history of the GermanOpen.
But things got really exciting in the final. We met the team HTWK Leipzig with whom we have a long cultivated friendship. They solve different things very differently than we do, and of course we were very excited to see what techniques will prevail. And so the game began with a shock: For the first time in the tournament, we got into a residue! By half time we were able to compensate and with a final score of 7-2, the game was finally clearly decided by us. This game was still exciting like no other and it was a lot of fun for us and the audience. Leibzig could also reveal many weaknesses in our game, they were a really great final opponents.
We’re all very tired and happy, but there is not much time to rest: our learned experiences will be incorporated into our software, so we can compete well prepared in the World Cup in Eindhoven in two months!
On the second day of the preliminary round we had to dispute a match against the team SPQR from Italy . Even if the game was finally decided it clearly with 5:0, this victory was much harder fought than the two victories on the day before. SPQR arrived with only three members and four robots, they are sharing a table with us. They also move into the semi-finals and we could see them again in the finals.
The group stage is complete now and we will meet on the team RoboEireann from Ireland tomorrow in the semifinals. We will meet our former team member Jeff, who has joined this team some time ago. We will perform today evening a test match so we are well prepared to go into tomorrow’s semi-finals and hopefully reach the final.