Sep 18, 2014

ROBO-ONE 24th Biped Robot Fight Tournamnt (Feb 15-16 , 2014)

ROBO-ONE 24th sponsored by ROBO-ONE Committee, took place at HALE TOKYO in Tokyo on Feb 15th and 16th, 2014.    ROBO-ONE Light 8th took place on Feb 15th, 4.5m Footrace took place as the preliminary ROBO-ONE Tournament (Light Class, Under 3kg) on Feb 15th and the main event ROBO-ONE 24th Tournament (Light Class, Under 3kg) took place on Feb 16th.

Regulations of ROBO-ONE 24th
The major regulation was the weight of robot, which was 3 kg or under 3 kg.  Details of the body regulation were same as those of the 23rd except for prohibited attack from sitting position in the robot fight tournament.

ROBO-ONE 24th  was held as the tournament with 48 robots upper place robots in the preliminary 4.5 m Footrace including winners of the local robot competitions .

4.5 m Footrace
Four meters and 50 cm Footrace was carried out as the preliminary competition to select 48 robots and to decide the tournament order.  One hundred robots joined the preliminary 4.5 m Footrace.

Robots had to walk 4.5 m course with 90 cm width within 1 minute.  In the 24rd,  thin rubbers under 2 mm was pasted on the board in the course.   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 most of robots.    All robots walked the course within 1 minute, passed the preliminary competition.   The result of the preliminary 4.5 m Foot race is here.

The 1st place was HIGHLANDER by 11.9 seconds, the 2nd place was Lio by 13.5 seconds and the 3rd place was G Saaga by 13.54 seconds.

Just 45 robots could reach the goal within 1 minute. Upper 12 robots were under 20 seconds, the 13th to 25th place robots were under 30 seconds and 43th could join final fight by 50.53 seconds.

Sanzai-san also reported details of 4.5 m Footrace (in Japanese).

4.5 m Footrace Videos
garugaki-san uploaded 4.5 m Footrace videos Entry No.1~33.

ROBO-ONE 24th Tournament (Light Class, 3 kg or Under)
 Side punch was prohibited in the ROBO-ONE 24th Tournament as a new regulation in the robot fight.

The tournament winner was Obelisk by Team of Shibaura Institute of Technology.  The 2nd place was Leghorn by Nakayan-san.  The 3rd place was Haduki by ROBO-Mecha Kobo.  The 4th place was Ifureat by Akitsuka-san.  Result of the tournament is here.

Sanzai-san also reported details of the tournament, the 1st stage, the 2nd stage, the 3rd stgeQuarterfinal and Semifinal, for the 3rd place and Final matches (in Japanese).

Interesting videos of the tournament were as follows;

Quaterfinal Match 3: Ifreat vs Arakune
The winner was Ifreat.

Semifinal Match 1: Obelisk vs Haduki
The winner was Obelisk.

Final Match: Leghorn vs Obelisk
The winner was oberlisk.

ROBO-ONE Light Class (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 and 23rd on Sep 14-15, 2013 were also described in this blog.

Since Oct. 19th, 2009

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