Guest Blog by Dr Daniel Polani, Adaptive Systems Research Group
|Bold Hearts just before the semi-final|
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 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!!