This year there are 24 teams at robocup, and four fields. Needless to say, there are many people looking to use the fields for testing between matches. However, some (nearly ALL) teams, who will remain nameless, have adopted a ‘camping’ attitude to testing. While it may seem convenient to park your laptop and a few friends on the carpet, it is disadvantageous to everyone, since no one is able to test on in proper game like environment.
The proper way to test on the field is to never leave anything but active robots and standing humans.
After an announcement yesterday that Aldebaran finally sent the first of our Nao, we got a tracking number this morning which shows the yet unnamed robot’s journey through Paris, Newark and then finally Portland. This morning at 7 am it was put on a truck for delivery, so it should make here by tonight! Stay tuned for unboxing pics and more coverage.
Thank you, whoever put updated the logo, thank you.
Also, the Nao Applications have gone in. 24 teams are vying for 12 slots.
Get it in High Quality and iPod versions. Also on the Media page.
todd calls our team ‘relentless’. I like that.
http://robocup-cn.org/. Just a shell, though, no content yet.
From Jan Hoffmann. It includes some great shots of RoboCup, and then from the Dagstuhl Seminar, a small conference organized by and for the RoboCup elite.
Here’s the set.
We had the graphic — and now we’ve been pushed off. By Plant Biology!! Damn you, Plant Biology!
Well, at least we can have solace that we’ve reappeared in the ‘News’ section via our iTunes U article. Even though it’s mostly an article about iTunes U, it’s still cool.
By the way, who started the rumor that we play on a 3×5 meter field? All press articles seem to have this now. We play on a 4×6. Duh.