A team from the RobInLab has competed with robotics teams from around the world in the Amazon Robotics Challenge (ARC 2017) held from July 27 to 30 in Nagoya, Japan, reaching the tenth position. We consider participation to be a success, not only because of the relative position, but also because of the learning experience it has meant for the EMARO+ master's degree students who have participated and for the laboratory researchers themselves.
First official tests: 5!
Our team is already in Nagoya and is getting ready the robot. Tomorrow (27th) we willl do the first official tests!
Right now, some photos and one video:
We got our boxes...
Like last year, our group has participated in the Education Ministry initiative "Campus Cientificos", introducing a number of selected students to the field of robotics aas part of the project "MATEMATICAS + INFORMATICA: La suma de las matematicas y la informatica para encontrar soluciones".
Here we can see some photos of the activities.
Call for a PhD position in Humanoid Perception for Manipulation at Jaume I University (UJI), Spain
We have recently made some interviews for the media, with an apparition on the regional edition of RTVE 1.
Last friday was the final of the students competition of Firefighters Robots. Six teams formed by several students (3-4) of the subject "Sistemas Inteligentes" (Intelligent Systems) programmed a robot to move around a maze, find a fire (a small candle) and extinguish it.
We can see here a moment of the competition with Dr. Enric Cervera starting the countdown.
The final results were:
We have been one of the sixteen teams selected from all around the world to participate in the Amazon Robotics Challenge 2017 (ARC2017 https://www.amazonrobotics.com/#/pickingchallenge) which will take place in Nagoya, Japan, in conjunction with the RoboCup 2017 (http://www.robocup2017.org/eng/index.html).
Dr. Marco Dorigo from Université Libre de Bruxelles will give several lectures on the subject "Introduction to Swarm Intelligence":
(photo of the first lecture, with Professor Angel del Pobil)
Yesterday we participated in the third Firujiciència Science Fair with our robots, showing a thousand students from Castellón that science can be fun.
Our star was the NAO robot, which danced and moved for the students each 30 minutes.
Not a lot of people when we started.
It changed very quickly.
The day before the open day of the university and we already have visitors.