So I have just returned from the celebration of the great German Team leader Matthias’ thirtieth birthday. Many members of the Humboldt Aibo team were there, along with Humanoid team members. I learned a number of things about the future of RoboCup at Humboldt and the inner-workings of the Humanoid team.
Matthias also promises to have his wonderful videos from RoboCup 2007 posted online sometime within the next week.
Northern Bites 5 – TJ-Ark 1.Â Our dogs, with a faster gait and improved trap, overcame their positioning difficulties to score some solid goals in their first game in the second round pool play games.
UPENN game at 13:30, Microsoft Hellhounds at 15:30.
Northern Bites escapes from the first round of pool play in Germany after a 1-0 victory against Spelman College in a cross-over match. We are now in the top 16 teams in the world, with a record of 1-1-1.
We were also graced by a visit from the famous comedian Drew Carey, who stayed to watch our match. He is in Germany to report the world cup and related happenings for the Travel Channel.
Earlier today we lost 0-8 to last years’ second place team, the Australian NUbots.
Yesterday here in Bremen, Germany, the Northern Bites tied the higher ranked Dutch Aibo Team 1-1 in our first Pool Play game here at the RoboCup World Championships. Going down after a goal in the first half, Northern Bites scores within 30 seconds of the end of the game in the second, tying the Dutch and putting us into position to finish second in our Pool!