Northern Bites: 3 NUBots: 10 [And we couldn’t be happier]

The semi-final went great. We now have officially documented proof of our goals against the NUBots. The final score was 10 to 3 NUBots, but the scores by half were 7 to 1 in the first and 3 to 2 in the second. At half-time we moved back our defender position and tried to make the goalie be a little more aggressive. That being said, the NUBots were seeing balls in our red player uniforms and were thus not playing as well. We are very confident that we will win the 3 – 4 game tomorrow.

The most exciting thing about this game is that we now have a keeper who stays in goal. Henry debugged the post distances which were being reported incorrectly and it had profound effects on the localization of the goalie. It also helped that we were using C3PO, an M3, because of Leo’s breakdown, the switch to 3PO helped definitely with positioning, but his vision and behaviors were not as fully tested on the ball and thus, although he blocked some balls he never attempted to clear them, something which made it very difficult to stop goals.

All in all we are looking loads better then our 8 to 0 loss to the German Team on opening day of the tourney.

Tonight we are packing up early and celebrating with a real dinner. Tomorrow we play Cerberus, a team we beat in the prelims and now with are improved code we hope to make our margin of victory much larger than the one we had in pool play.

We still have lots to work on, but being one of only three teams with a positive goal differential is a good feeling.

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