The competition is over and we ended second! We are very happy about that. Here are the scores:
For the finals the story was the following: Lisa’s owner partied hard and woke up the next day with headache and a messy apartment from the night before. But luckily there is this modern, post futuristic service robot called Lisa and her mother called Lisa too (we are more into coding than naming our robots i guess). So both Lisa’s were supposed to give the best to make the following day as easy as possible for her owner.
On the list were: Cleaning up the apartment, bringing out the trash, making coffee and bringing something for breakfast.
But hey, these modern generation devices from outta future are already developing their own mind and decided to switch off mandatory sensor right after gripping an empty beer can from the dinner table. We didn’t know robots get already get drunk just by gripping empty beer bottles, but to be honest there was still some alcohol in the air from the previous day. Okay so instead of bringing the beer can to the trash as she was supposed to, she started dancing in front of the trash bin (we were not amused).
After two circles Viktor decided to interfere her childish behaviour and restarted the laser scanner manually to make her follow the supposed behaviour again. Jup and than it happened -You may know the chance to get struck by lightning is low, but higher than winning the jackpot in a lottery. You need to know that, because the probability to what happened next to Lisa is approximately the same and the following scene happening during finals might even be as low as getting struck by a lightning while be bitten by a snake. So Viktor was trying to restart the laser scanner while Lisa was dancing and Lisa decided to come Viktor very close with her dance, so close that she left Viktor’s comfort zone. We are OK with that. Drank robot’s do this every once in a while. But why the (*&##$! must she hit Viktor’s knee with her power switch while doing this … and why in the finals?!
Bad luck, guys! From there we knew we definitely will loose time and won’t be able to show the finals as supposed too. Her owner has to live in a messy flat this morning but may she learned from her bad behaviour and still would manage to make some coffee. After we told here to make coffee for her owner, we thought for a while she will follow this command as she went to the dinner table again and found a cup, which was supposed to get filled with the finest coffee in town. But nope, it looked like she was still very upset after Viktor’s rejection and decided to restart everything but the arm which is obviously needed to operate a coffee machine.So what she did at the dinner table was just staring at the coffee cup and gazing at the coffee cup and gazing and then she decided to go to the coffee machine detected it and did nearly the same with it as with the coffee cup. Just gazing would be cool in this case. No she seemed to be very upset and operated the coffee machine as she would do usually with a coffee cup, but this time without a cup. Now the operator was also very upset, as the first of April was already two days ago. Those jokes came a bit to late.
We tried it once again, as we still have an oven with some honey cake inside which wanted to be eaten by owner. 40 seconds left, time was critical but we tried it. Once again … another joke from Lisa. After approaching the oven she did gaze at the oven, but holding her arm in front of her eyes this time. She still was able to find something that looks like a oven and moved her arm into the near of it. And then time was over, the oven is still closed and maybe will forever. But no, we will work hard to make Lisa follow our commands in Leipzig for the RoboCup WorldCup. Then she definitely will open the oven and take out some bread. There are bets on it. So it has to happen!