Thursday, 24 July 2014

Hot off the press! Bold Hearts through to the Final of RoboCup 2014!

Guest Blog by Dr Daniel PolaniAdaptive Systems Research Group

Bold Hearts just before the semi-final
News just in - the University's Bold Hearts team has just won a place in the final of the RoboCup 2014 World Cup!

Our semi-final at the start of Day 4 was against EROS, a strong team from Indonesia.

After only 40 seconds, we scored the first goal, then a nicely placed second goal from the right flank. But EROS came back with their powerful kick, and scored a goal from a distance.

The rest of the game looked more like wrestling than football, as our Bold Hearts robots became "tired".  We're not clear what the reason is yet, whether it's failing batteries, or loosened screws.

Bold Hearts with EROS, their opponent
in the semifinals at the end of the game
But this is definitely a hardware league, and the wear-and-tear during a single game is incredible with larger robots falling on our cute tiny Darwin robots all the time.

But the Bold Hearts stood up to EROS well enough, and managed to defend the score.

The final score was 2 - 1 to Bold Hearts!

And now we are in the FINALS of the RoboCup 2014 Kidsize Humanoid League!!

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