T minus 2 days and counting

Sorry for the lack of updates recently; all of us have been hard at work preparing both the Aibos and Naos for competition in China. The Naos present extremely interesting possibilities for the future, not the least of which is their improved camera.

Here is a picture from the Aibo camera:
Aibo goal

Here is a picture from the Nao camera:
Nao Blue Goal with 4 corners visible

Not only is the resolution much improved (640×480 pixels versus 208×168) but also the vantage point allows the Nao to see a lot more of the field at any given time than the Aibo ever could.

There is still a lot of work left to do before competition starts, but we’re ready for it.

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