Aug 23, 2017

The 1st Pla-Wrestling Robot Fight, Named After `Pla-Wres Sanshiro` took place in Kawasaki(Aug 19, 2017)

The 1st Pla-Wrestling Robot Fight sponsored by Ishikawa-san, took place at Sunpian Kawasaki in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Pref. on Aug 19, 2017.   

The 1st Pla-Wrestling Robot Fight was named after a Japanese famous animation `Pla-Wres Sanshiro' published as a comic just 35 years ago in 1980s.   The book, 14 volumes have been published by Akita Publishing Co., Ltd. on the market.   The author, Jiro Ushi and Animator, Minoru Kamiya also attended the competition.

It is the work which junior high school student, Sanshiro Sugata, makes plastic wrestler robot incorporating micro-computer, named Juoumaru.  He joined the Pla-Wrestling competition with his robot and fights against a lot of  Pla-Wrestler robots.

The major regulation of the 1st Pla-Wrestling Robot Fight was as follows, just Pla-Wrestler robot on the comic or original character robot made for Pla-Wrestling fight could attend the competition.  Robot gets the game by fall with three counts or knockdown with ten counts.  Details of the regulation were described here.

Fifteen Pla-Wres Robot joined the 1st Pla-Wres Fight.    The 1st Pla-Wres Champion  was Bionickser by Igaa.  The 2nd place was Diener by Poka-tan. 

Sanzai-san reported the details with pictures as (1) , (2) in his blog (in Japasense).  Nacky also reported all joined robot's pictures in his blog.

Kazumichi Moriyama, an expert writer of robot reported  the 1st Pra-Wres Robot Fight  with pictures and videos, and also uploaded videos in his YouTube Channel as follows;

The 1st Round; 6th Game: Nagare-Gold vs King-Kanikan
The winner was Nagare-Gold.

The 1st Round; 7th Game: Bionickser vs Kingkyzer
The winner was Bio-Nickser.

Jul 20, 2017

The 14th Wandahoo Robot Carnival took place in Tokyo (July16, 2017)

The 14th Wandahoo Robot Carnival took place at Try+ Bunkyo-Douzaka School in Tokyo on July 16th, 2017.   Fourteen robots joined the 14th Wandahoo.  The 1st place was TKU-05 Wadatsumi built by Nabe-san, the second place was Melon Juice by Tsubasa Nemoto of JGSDF High Techinical School and the third place was Toujin-Shimanchu by Kazunari Ohota of JGSDF High Techinical School.  Results were described in the 14th Wandahoo blog.

Sanzai-san reported the details in his blog (in Japasense).

Program was as follows;
Introduction of Participating Robots
Opening Ceremony
Dash 2000
Bottle Traction
Dice Shot
Rumble Fight
Robot Fight, Final Tournament
Closing Ceremony

Wandahoo Robot Carnival is sponsored by Ishikawa-san and supported by the members of Kanto ROBOT Practice(Kanto-gumi Robot Training Meeting). Ishikawa-san and his stuffs are busy preparing USTREAM Live system of the Carnival now.

The Carnival is robot competition consisted with various four type games such as Dash 2000 (competition of 2 robots, 2 m U-turn course foot race; each robot gets points depended on the order of record time), Bottle Traction (pushing or pulling a basket with 500 or 1000 ml bottles for 2 m within 1 minute; points are multiplication of number of bottles and distance carried), Dice Shot (dice soccer of 2 robots; each robot gets points depended on the spots of dice shot for 2 minutes) and Cubs (team game of 3 robots each, carrying cubs to own territory for 2 minutes; winner team members get points) and Robot Fight with the best 4 robots. Therefore, this Carnival is called `Robot Olympic`.

Each robot gets points from each game. In the case of team game, winner team member robots gets points. Four robots gotten many points can join the final tournament of Robot Fight. The rest robots have Ramble Fights. Those games were planned by Ishikawa-san.
It is necessary for winner that the robot has a high activity with performance and also good luck.

The 1st Carnival took place on July 16, 2006 and then the Carnival held twice in January and July every year. From 2010, the Carnival takes place in July once a year. Animader-san painted each event poster. As for the poster gallery, click here. The theme song of Carnival also can be downloaded here.

The series of Wandahoo Robot Carnival Result; Reports are as follows;

The 1st Wandahoo Robot Carnival at Bunkyo Civic Center on July 16, 2006
The 2nd Wandahoo Robot Carnival at Bunkyo Civic Center on Jan 17, 2007
The 3rd Wandahoo Robot Carnival at Bunkyo Civic Center on July 15, 2007
The 4th Wandahoo Robot Carnival at Bunkyo Civic Center on Jan 13, 2008
The 5th Wandahoo Robot Carnival at Bunkyo Civic Center on July 20, 2008
The 6th Wandahoo Robot Carnival at Institute of Industry Promotion Kawasaki on Jan 11, 2009 :Report
The 7th Wandahoo Robot Carnival at Telecom Center on July 19, 2009 :Report
The 8th Wandahoo Robot Carnival at Electric Power Historycal Museum on July 11, 2010 :Promotion
The 9th Wandahoo Robot Carnival at Takaonomori Wakuwaku Village on July 15, 2012 :Promotion
The 10th Wandahoo Robot Carnival at Takaonomori Wakuwaku Village on Dec 7, 2013 :Promotion
The 11th Wandahoo Robot Carnival at Takaonomori Wakuwaku Village on July 20, 2014 :Promotion
The 13th Wandahoo Robot Carnival at Sunpian Kawasaki on July 16th, 2016 :Promotion

Additional petch carnival also took place twice as follows:
"Wandahoo Robot Carnival Petit" in Soka Fusasara Festival on Nov 2, 2008 :Report
"Wandahoo Robot Carnival Petit 2" in the 6th MONO CREATOR FESTIVAL 2009 Spring on Apr 29, 2009 :Report
Wandahoo Robot Carnival For JSRC on Feb 11, 2011 :Promotion

Since Oct. 19th, 2009

Apr 7, 2017

`Weekly ATOM` with Biped Communication Robot Parts of ATOM was Issued (Apr 4, 2017)

ATOM Project issued weekly magazine, `Weekly ATOM` with biped robot parts of ATOM on Apr 4th, 2017.  The issue was announced in TV on the day.  ATOM parts are attached every weekly magazine.  

The robot will complete with 70 volumes of magazine. The first issue price is 830 yen excluding tax.  Price of the 2nd issue will be 1843 yen.  The higher price issues will be 2306~9250 yen.

ATOM loads the newest AI which enables to recognize 12 faces and to develop conversation ability and is made by using just a screwdriver.

Concept movie is as follows;


Specification of ATOM
Size: height 44 cm, weight 1440 g
External Facing Material: ABS Resin
Axis: 18 (head 2,  arm 6,  foot 10)
Power Consumption: max 46.8 W
CPU Board: exclusive custom board, Raspberry Pi 3 (Model B)
Input/Output: camera (HD 92M pixel) x1, mike (monaural) x1, speaker (monaural) x1, LED (7 colors) x2, switch,  touch sensor,  6 axes sensor,  liquid crystal touch panel, display (2.4 inch)
Interface: Wi-Fi802.11 b/g/n (loaded Raspberry Pi 3),  USB-A,  power supply connector
Power Supply: AC adaptor (7.8V/6A),  built-in battery (Lithium ion battery 3.6V/5800mAh)

Details Function of ATOM are as follows;

ATOM learns the face of the family, 12 person.
ATOM notices by himself for disorder.
ATOM celebrates a birthday.
ATOM introduces himself.
ATOM keeps the message of the family and reproduces in the voice of the person.
ATOM talks hello, thank you, delicious in 60 languages.
ATOM sings a song and dances.
ATOM reads a traditional Japanese playing card.
ATOM reads a picture book with a display.
ATOM does exercises together.
ATOM checks the meaning of words.
Comics are readable.
You can listen to music.
ATOM encourages you.
ATOM shows an animated cartoon.
ATOM is good at `Shiritori`.
ATOM tells the plan of the day.
ATOM teaches sale information.
ATOM walks 0.6 second per stroke.

DeAGOSTINI also announced `Weekly Robi2' advanced type Robi will be issue on June 6th,2017.
DeAGOSTINI  issued weekly magazine, `Weekly Robi` with biped robot parts of Robi on Oct 30th, 2012.  DeAGOSTINI also issued weekly magazine, `Weekly ROBO XERO` with robot parts of ROBO XERO on Feb 8th, 2011.  Robot has completed with 70 volumes of magazine on June, 2012 and the details were described in this blog.

Since Oct. 19th, 2009

Apr 6, 2017

ROBO-ONE 30th Biped Robot Fight Tournamnt (Feb 26 , 2017)

ROBO-ONE 30th sponsored by Biped Robot Association, took place at BANDO KOBE SCIENCE MUSEUM in Kobe City, Hyougo Pref. on Feb 26, 2017.   

ROBO-ONE Light 14th and ROBO-ONE auto took place on Sep 25th and 4.5m Footrce as the preliminary ROBO-ONE 30th Tournament and the main event ROBO-ONE 30th Final Tournament took place on Sep 26th.

The major regulation was the weight of robot, which was 3 kg or under 3 kg.  Details of the body regulation were described in the 30th ROBO-ONE, the 14th ROBO-ONE Light Regulation and the 1st ROBO-ONE auto.(in English)  Side punch has been prohibited since ROBO-ONE 23rd Tournament in the robot fight.

One hundred and Twenty-eight robots joined the competition.  ROBO-ONE 30th was held as the tournament with 65 robots, upper place robots in the preliminary 4.5 m Footrace including winners of the local robot competitions or honor robots.

4.5 m Footrace
Four meters and 50 cm Footrace was carried out as the preliminary competition to select 60 robots and to decide the tournament order.  Robots had to walk 4.5 m course with 90 cm width within 1 minute.   Each robot time record taken 4.5 m walk, or the distance from start point if robot could not walk within 1 minute, or robot fell down from the course was recorded.

Each robot tried just one time Footrace. The 4.5 m course pasted with thin rubbers in the course, seemed to be not flat.  Therefore, it was not easy to walk through 4.5 m course for the most of robots.    All robots walked the course within 1 minute, passed the preliminary competition.   The result of the preliminary 4.5 m Footrace is here.

The 1st place was Frosty by 4.48 seconds, the 2nd place was Chromekid by 8.20 seconds and the 3rd place was KAGRA-So by 9.26 seconds.   Just 54 robots could reach the goal within 1 minute. Upper 20 robots were under 20 seconds, the 21st to the 34th place robots were under 30 seconds.

ROBO-ONE 30th Tournament (3 kg or Under)

The tournament winner was King Puni by Osaka Sangyo University.  The 2nd place was Chromkid by Kupapa.  The 3rd place was Gargoyle KID by Yoshida Familia .  Result of the tournament is here.

Semifinal, 1st Game: Momotaro vs King-Puni
The winner was King-Puni.

Semifinal, 2nd Game: RP-CHEON, JUNGHO vs Assault
The winner was RP-CHEON.

Final: King-Puni vs RP-CHEON, JUNGHO
The winner was King-Puni.

ROBO-ONE (3 kg or Under) of 15th on May 4, 2009 , 17th on March 21, 2011, 19th on Oct 9, 2011, 20th on March 25, 2012, 21st on Sep 2, 2012, 23rd on Sep 14-15, 2013 , 24th on Feb 15-16, 2014 , 25th on Sep 13-14, 2014 , 26th on Mar 14-15, 2015, 27th Sep 26-27, 2015 , 28th on Feb 13-14, 2016  and 29th on Sep 24-25th, 2016 on were also described in this blog.

Since Oct. 19th, 2009

Apr 5, 2017

ROBO-ONE Light 14th Biped Robot Fight Tournament (Feb 25, 2017)

ROBO-ONE Light 14th sponsored by Biped Robot Association, took place at BANDO KOBE SCIENCE MUSEUM in Kobe City, Hyougo Pref. on Feb 25, 2017.   

The 1st ROBO-ONE auto also took place on Sep 25th and 4.5m Footrce as the preliminary ROBO-ONE 30th Tournament and the main event ROBO-ONE 30th Final Tournament took place on Sep 26th.

ROBO-ONE Light 14th
ROBO-ONE Light is a robot fight tournament for robots on the market, which are officially recognized by ROBO-ONE Committee. Beginner, who gets robot from the market and want to attend the ROBO-ONE Tournament, can attend the competition with his robot which is made from just robot kit. Custom-built robot, just the weight 1 kg or under (UK1) also can attend the tournament.

The regulations are as follows;
1) Officially recognized robot regulation
Robots on the market, officially recognized by ROBO-ONE Committee, can attend the competition whether the robot adapt the 30th ROBO-ONE, the 14th ROBO-ONE Light Regulation and the 1st ROBO-ONE auto.(in English)
2) Custom-built robot weight except for the officially recognized robot is 1 kg or under (UK1). Custom-built robot has to adapt the 30th ROBO-ONE, the 14th ROBO-ONE Light Regulation and the 1st ROBO-ONE auto.

In the tournament, custom-built robots handicapped by about 500 g compared with officially recognized kits such as KHR-3HV.  It was interesting that how builder of custom robot UK1 overcame the weight handicap and which robot kit was able to win the tournament. However, it is necessary for getting championship of robot fight tournament to carry 3 important factors such as good body, good motion and good control.

Ninety-two robots joined the 14th tournament. More than 50 robots were custom-built robot, UK1 (1kg or under). Other robots were officially recognized robots such as KHR-3HV.

In the 14th tournament, custom-built UK1 robots could overcome the weight handicap 500g.   The Champion, Little-puni by Puni was a custom-built robot. The 2nd place Simple Fighter light by zeno was also a custom-built robot.   The 3rd place Maxy Onepo by Kobe Municipal High School of Science and Technology was a officially recognized kits, KHR-3HV.  The results are here.

Semifinal 1st Game; Maxy Onepo vs Little -puni
The winner was Little-puni. 

Semifinal 2nd Game, KOBIS vs Simple Fighter light
The winner was Simple Fighter light

Final Match; Little-puni vs Simple Fighter light
The winner was Little-puni.

ROBO-ONE Light 1st took place on Mar 20, 2010,  ROBO-ONE Light 2nd on May 22, 2010, ROBO-ONE Light 3rd on Oct 8, 2011, ROBO-ONE Light 4th on Mar 24, 2012,  ROBO-ONE Light 5th on Sep 1, 2012, ROBO-ONE Light 10th on Mar 14,  ROBO-ONE Light 11th on Sep 26, 2015,  ROBO-ONE Light 12th on Feb 13, 2016 and ROBO-ONE Light 13th on Sep 24, 2016.  The details were reported in this blog.

Since Oct. 19th, 2009