Team homer is part of the Active Vision research group (AGAS, http://agas.uni-koblenz.de) at the Institute of Computational Visualistics of the University of Koblenz-Landau. Further robotics projects of AGAS can be found at http://robots.uni-koblenz.de

Team homer@uniKoblenz

Each year new students participate in the practical courses and are engaged in the development of Lisa. These students form the team homer@UniKoblenz to participate at the RoboCup@Home. homer is short for “home robots” and is one of the participating teams that entirely consist of students.

Since our first participation in 2008 at the RoboCup German Open our team was able to qualify each year for the RoboCup World Championship. Since 2008 team homer@UniKoblenz repeatedly ranked among the best teams in the @Home league. Team homer@UniKoblenz received two special awards: the Innovation Award at the RoboCup 2010 in Singapur for the innovative coordination of a second service robot and the Technical Challenge Award at the RoboCup 2012 in Mexico-City for their object recognition skills. The achievements of the past years are summarized in the following table:

2018:

  • 3rd place for at Customer Interaction task of the Future Convenience Store Challenge of the World Robot Summit in Tokio, Japan
  • 1st place at the RoboCup World Championship in Montreal, Canada
  • 1st place at RoboCup German Open, Magdeburg, Germany
  • European Robotics League (some of them shared equally with other teams)
    • Best in TBM1: Getting to know my home
    • Best in TBM2: Welcoming Visitors
    • Best in TBM3: Catering for Grannie Annie’s Comfort
    • Best in TBM5: GPSR

2017:

  • 2nd prize DJI Robomasters Technical Challenge
  • 1st place at the RoboCup World Championship in Nagoya, Japan
  • Finalist with Maggie in the ICRA DJI Robomasters Mobile Manipulation Challenge 2017, Singapore
  • 1st place at RoboCup German Open, Magdeburg, Germany
  • European Robotics League
    • Best in TBM1:  Getting to know my home
    • Best in TBM4: Visit my home (Navigation)
    • Best in TBM5: GPSR

2016:

  • Finalist RoboCup@Home in Leipzig, Germany
  • 2nd place at the RoboCup EuropeanOpen in Eindhoven, Netherlands

2015:

  • 1st place at the RoboCup World Championship in Hefei, China
  • “best speech recognition”-award at the RoboCup World Championship in Hefei, China
  • 2nd place  at the RoboCup GermanOpen
  • best demonstration at RoCKIn Camp in Peccioli
  • RoCKIN 2015 Competition:
    • 1st in overall ranking (together with team SocRob)
    • Best Team award
    • 1st in Navigation FBM
    • 1st in Getting to Know my Home TBM

2014:

  • 1st place at the RoCKIn Competition in Toulouse
  • 2nd place in the Object Perception Challenge at the RoCKIn Competition in Toulouse
  • best demonstration at RoCKIn Camp in Rome
  • Finalist at the RoboCup GermanOpen
  • no participation at the RoboCup World Championship due to budget issues

2013:

  • 3rd place at the RoboCup GermanOpen
  • Finalist at the RoboCup World Championship

2012:

  • Finalist at the RoboCup GermanOpen
  • Finalist at the RoboCup World Championship
  • Technical Challenge Award at the RoboCup World Championship

2011:

  • Finalist at the RoboCup GermanOpen
  • Stage two participant at the RoboCup World Championship

2010:

  • 3rd place at the RoboCup GermanOpen
  • Finalist at the RoboCup World Championship
  • Innovation Award at the RoboCup World Championship

2009:

  • 3rd place at the RoboCup GermanOpen
  • Finalist at the RoboCup World Championship

2008:

  • 3rd place at the RoboCup GermanOpen
  • Finalist at the RoboCup World Championship
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Student’s Projects

The Active Vision Group offers practical courses for students where the abilities of Lisa are further extended. In the scope of these courses the students design, develop, and test new software components and try out new hardware setups. The practical courses are supervised by a research associate. Latest information and impressions are available on this website. To learn more about the various projects of the last years, please take a look at the project history.

Project History

Other robotics projects of the Active Vision Group


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