Setting up I

Yesterday in the morning we went to the competition site at Palais the Congress, still not having the body of Lisa but TIAGo. It was quite a mess, after lining up for registration we were told to go inside without. The arena wasn’t yet set and the furniture looks like something you would put on bulk garbage. It all seems that there is way to much to do for to less organizers.

Also a little messy around our Lisa
Also a little messy around our Lisa.

By the end of the first set up day the arena was finished and teams could finally start mapping. Objects are released. We face some ntp problems for synchronizing robot and the accompanied notebook which does all the processing. And our object segmentation training needs to be tuned. Currently everting is recognized as Pringles.

Even talking to the Lufthansa support for getting the body of Lisa feels like talking to Pringles. So the body of Lisa seems to be in Montreal as of now but it can’t be handed out by Lufthansa because it’s hold by the customs for 24 hours. Meaning we have to have good luck for getting it in time for the Robot Inspection this evening.

Trying to grab the Pringles
Trying to grab the Pringles.

Next to the Robot Inspection, also the Poster Session takes place today. Tomorrow the real competition start with Speech And Person Recognition, Help Me Carry and Storing Groceries.

Behind the testing arenas are sitting the teams
Behind the testing arenas are sitting the teams.

So yesterday wasn’t the best day in history for our robots but we are working on it and hope that the Lisa body will arrive in time.

Of course we didnt forget to bring along our spirit animal, the hamster
Of course we didnt forget to bring along our spirit animal, the hamster.