RoCKIn - preparation days

Hello everyone, this is the information for the first two preparation days (Wednesday and Thursday):

Shortly after our arrival in Toulouse on Tuesday, we spend the evening making plans for the next day - the first of two preparation days.

On Wednesday, unpacking and building Lisa back together went suprisingly smooth, so we could immediately start with testing our prepared statemachines. But we spend the rest of the morning with solving several merge problems until a solid basis for future development was reached. However, Lisa entered the newly built competition apartment as first and used the opportunity to test her current abilities.

Thursday. We spend a lot of time establishing the connection to few network-bound objects, like e.g. an IPCam and lighting. At the moment, Lisa had some trouble moving autonomously and following us in the new and quite narrow environment. But we are working on it until she gets used to it. Lisa also had to learn a lot of new objects, faces and uniforms, in order to be able to identify those correctly.

There is still lots of detail work to do and much space for optimization, but we are looking forward to taking part in the next three exciting competition days.

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Here you see us working. By the way: we are in Toulouse in the space museum cite de l’espace - so we are working directly next to an Ariane 5!

ProboCups and RoCKIn

Hello guys,

Lisa here ;). These past two weeks were really exciting for me. Me and my team had the first two ProboCups, some sort of a testrun for the real competition next year. The different teams had to test their games that they did for me under real RoboCup conditions.

probo1Taking under consideration that it was their first time doing this, they were really good. Of course they were some problems and some games didn’t work well. But I think it was a good experience for everyone including me. When we had our second ProboCup today we managed to get some points in games that we didn’t in the first one. So some improvements were made, but unfortunately we lost some points in previously successful games. It was a little bit of a bummer, but nethertheless I’m happy and I think that my team is getting better and better.

But it’s not the end of my report for today. Next week i will travel together with my team from Robbie23 to France to compete at the RoCKIn Competition.

rockin1This team worked really hard and my expactations for winning some of the challenges are really high. I hope that I will be able to tell you good news the next time and maybe I will learn some french words while I’m there :).

GoodBye and Salut

Lisa

Night of technology

Hello everyone,

Lisa here ;). Yesterday I was at the Night of Technology in Koblenz. I met a lot of new people who where interested in me and my demonstration. At the beginning we started with some problems: I wasn’t able to drive because of a wrong firmware in the repository. Luckily, after an update the problem could be solved. In the evening there was also a Scottish band playing right next to me. Not as good as my robot-interpretation of “I need a dollar”, but nevertheless a good performance.

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Do you already know the Kinder Technik Ferien Camps? In short, it’s a holiday event for children, where they can work with technology.

Their team was also at the Night of Technology and of course, I had to visit them. Their attraction was a robotic arm, that could grab things out of a box and transport them into another box (as you see at the photos below). The kids loved it!

Lisa and the robotic arm
Lisa and the robotic arm.
Daniel Müller, Stefan Kohlhage, Raphael Memmesheimer, Viktor Seib Denise Dünnebier, Jana Holzmann
Daniel Müller, Stefan Kohlhage, Raphael Memmesheimer, Viktor Seib Denise Dünnebier, Jana Holzmann.

For more information you can visit their website: http://www.technikcamps.de/

I hope everyone who visited me got a good impression of me and for those who were not able to come I can say that there will be upcoming chances in the future.

Greetings and with love

Lisa

Nacht der Technik

Hello everyone,

on saturday, the 8th november me and my team Robbie24 are going to take part at an event called “Nacht der Technik“  . Everyone of you is welcome to visit me!!! Please come and encourage me in my performance __ I hope that the members of the previous teams will also visit me on this event. I am looking forward to it ^^

The half time of our first sprint ist over now. My team has accomplished 40% of the assignments, which were planed __ During the test runs I had some difficulties, but my team is working on it and I hope that they will be successful in their doings.

Wish us good luck and visit me on “Nacht der Technik” Till then I wish everyone a great week Bye Bye, Lisa