Today we will play our first match of RoboCup. We start with a derby against the Falcons (ASML). Yesterday we had a great day at the venue, we build up the team area and prepared, tested and tuned the robots.
You can watch the game against the Falcons at 14:00 (GMT). The livestream will be available all day, the match schedule can be found here.
The soccer robots are already on their way to the Portuguese Open. Next wednesday we will follow. Tech United will play matches on 10th and 11th of April and, if we reach the finals, on the 12th. Do not miss the games, we will have a livestream available.
Last week, AMIGO was performing his tasks at the Dutch Design Week in the Klokgebouw in Eindhoven. The joint exhibition of the TU/e and Design United (3TU), presented for the first time in the Klokgebouw, shows how technology combined with research and design leads to improvement and enrichment of nearly all conceivable human activities. The themes Care, Learn, Live, Move, Sense and Make act as guides. Visitors could see how AMIGO performed taskes in his new world model. AMIGO showed that we could command him on an iPad to navigate somewhere, pick something up or place something down. After we gave AMIGO his tasks he navigated autonomously through his environment and performed the task.
For the second time Tech United became World Champion Robot Soccer after winning the Middle-Size League final of the RoboCup 2014 in João Pessoa. Tech United won the final from the Chinese team Water, the team which took the title from Tech United last year. After a very exiting match Tech United won with a score of 3-2!
The Tech United/ASML - campus tour has started today at the Strabrecht College in Geldrop. The Strabrecht College was one of the first high-schools which gave a positive response to the offer to receive a free(!) demonstration from Tech United. For this occasion, the gymnasium of this high-school has been transformed into a RoboCup-Field, on which our soccer robots can show their skills. During the demonstrations on the campus tour, we try to make the students enthousiastic for choosing a Technical Study after finishing high-school. Of course, our soccer robots are a great way to accomplish this goal.
Do you remember the goal of Dutch captain Giovanni van Bronckhorst against Uruguay during the semi-final of the World Cup 2010 in South Africa? Tech United did almost the same last week in Portugal!