Oct 2, 2016

ROBO-ONE 29th Biped Robot Fight Tournamnt (Sep 24-25 , 2016)

ROBO-ONE 29th sponsored by Biped Robot Association, took place at Kanagawa-kenritsu-Seishounen-Center in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Pref. on Sep 24th-25th, 2016.    ROBO-ONE Light 13th took place on Sep 24th, 4.5m Footrace took place as the preliminary ROBO-ONE 29th Tournament on Sep 24th and the main event ROBO-ONE 29th Final Tournament took place on Sep 25th.

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 29th ROBO-ONE and the 13th ROBO-ONE Light Regulation.  Side punch has been prohibited since ROBO-ONE 23rd Tournament in the robot fight.

One hundred and Twenty-nine robots joined the competition.  ROBO-ONE 29th was held as the tournament with 60 robots, 52 upper place robots in the preliminary 4.5 m Footrace and 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.  In the 29th,  thin rubbers under 10 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 Footrace is here.

The 1st place was Frosty by 4.74 seconds, the 2nd place was Romantic Swordsman by 11.57 seconds and the 3rd place was Neutrino-Rosso by 11.7 seconds.

The 1st place; Frosty 4.74 seconds

Just 44 robots could reach the goal within 1 minute. Upper 16 robots were under 20 seconds, the 17th to the 28th place robots were under 30 seconds.

ROBO-ONE 29th 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.

Broadcasting service was carried out by niconico LIVE and the videos were keeping in this site.  Kanto Robot Practice also uploaded some videos of ROBO-ONE 29th to their YouTube Channel.  

Quarterfinal, 3rd Match: Gargoyle KID vs Garoo
The winner was Gargoyle KID.

Final Match: King Puni vs Chromkid
The winner was King Puni.

Presentation video of ROBO-ONE History also took place on Sep 25th as follows;

Introduce of the ROBO-ONE 23rd to 25th on TV.

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 and 28th on Feb 13-14, 2016 on were also described in this blog.

Since Oct. 19th, 2009

Sep 30, 2016

ROBO-ONE Light 13th Biped Robot Fight Tournament (Sep 24, 2016)

ROBO-ONE Light 13th sponsored by Biped Robot Association, took place at Kanagawa-Kenritsu-Seishounen-Center in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Pref. on Sep 24th, 2016.    ROBO-ONE Light 13th took place on Sep 24th, 4.5m Footrace took place as the preliminary ROBO-ONE 29th Tournament on Sep 24th and the main event ROBO-ONE 29th Final Tournament took place on Sep 25th.
ROBO-ONE Light 13th

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 ROBO-ONE 29th and Light 13th regulation .
2) Custom-built robot weight except for the officially recognized robot is 1 kg or under (UK1). Custom-built robot has to adapt ROBO-ONE 29th and Light 13th regulation.

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.

Seventy-six robots joined the 13th tournament. More than 45 robots were custom-built robot, UK1 (1kg or under). Other robots were officially recognized robots such as KHR-3HV.

In the 13th tournament, custom-built UK1 robots could not overcome the weight handicap 500g.   The Champion, GANGA by Ataro, was a officially recognized kits, KHR-3HV.   The 2nd place Simple Fighter light by zeno was a custom-built robot.   The 3rd place OneShot by Osaka Electro-Communication University JiyukoubouHRP was a custom-built robot.  The 4th place Momotaro by Osaka Sangyo University was also a custom-built robot.  The results are here.

Broadcasting service was carried out by niconico LIVE and the videos were keeping in this site.  Osuka-san also uploaded some videos of ROBO-ONE Light 13th to his YouTube Channel.  

For the 3rd Place Match; Momotaro vs OneShot
The winner was OneShot. Oneshot won using a major throwing technique.

Final Match; Simple Fighter light vs GANGA
The winner was GANGA.

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 and ROBO-ONE Light 12th on Feb 13, 2016.  The details were reported in this blog.

Since Oct. 19th, 2009

Aug 15, 2016

A New Robot Controller, RCB-4mini Was Put on the Market by KONDO (Aug 15, 2016)

KONDO KAGAKU Co. Ltd put a new small robot controller, RCB-4mini on the market Aug 15, 2016.    It seems to be useful for using KONDO small servo such as KRS-3304 or KRS-3301 and for a small custom-built robot as UK1 (under 1 kg) robot.   The new controller is using HeartToHeart4 (HTH4) as the software the same as RCB-4HV.  The price including all systems is 9,800 yen (excluding tax).

On the other hand KONDO robot controlling boards, RCB-3HV and RCB-4HV are for standard size robot (1 kg to 3 kg) such as KHR-3HV or custom-built robots.

Specifications are as follows;
Size: 35 x 30 x 12 mm
Weight: 7.6 g
Power supply voltage: 6 ~ 12 V
Servo: Serial servo only such as KRS-3304, KRS-3301
Communication standard: ICS3.0/3.5/3.6
Communication speed: 115200/625000/1250000
Signal level: TTL
ICS maximum connectable number: 36
Conection method: daisychain
SIO terminal: 6 (2 series x3)
AD terminal: 5
PIO: 0
COM port: 1
Terminal: ZH connector
Software: HeartToHeart4
OS: Windows Vista, 7,  8,  8.1, 10 32/64bit
Set including: Power supply cable x1, ZH cable x1

Since Oct. 19th, 2009

Aug 7, 2016

A New Small KONDO Servo, KRS-3301 ICS, Put on the Market (Aug 3, 2016)

KONDO KAGAKU CO. LTD. announced a new small servo, KRS-3301 ICS  put on the market on Aug 3,  2016.

KRS-3301 ICS is a small servo of cube type design, the same size of KRS-3304 ICS.  The servo is using a coreless motor and the output maximum torque is 6.0 kgf・cm (7.4 V) of the standard-class with the mini-servo.  Resinous gears are adopted to move the servo smooth and noiseless when the servos are used in the biped robot.

The servo ships out the beginning of Aug, 2016 and is gotten from KONDO web shop or robot shops

Specifications are as follows:
Torque: 6.0 kgf・cm, Speed 0.14s/60° (7.4V)
Torque: 4.9 kgf・cm, Speed 0.16s/60° (6.0V)
Length: 32.5(H) ×26(W) × 26(D) mm
Weight: 26.4 g (excluding cable and servo-horn)
Maximum movement angle: 270° (+-135°)
Gear kind: Resin gear
Case materials: Resin
Gear ratio: 269.92:1
Power supply voltage: 6-7.4V
Cable: Detachable, 300 mm
Connector: ZH Connector
Communication standard: ICS3.5 (Serial /PWM choice type)
Communication Speed: 115200/625000/1250000bps
Controller: RCB-3HV, RCB-4HV, KCB-5 and RCB-3J(PWM only)
Price: One servo package is 3,800 yen (Excluding tax)
           Six servos package is  19,800 yen (Excluding tax)

Attentions for using this servo are as follows:
This product is a servo for 6-7.4V.  It does not support battery for HV.
※The cable is detachable.
※When you use it by Ni-MH5 cell (6V), the combination of RCB-4HV/3HV and Li-Fe2 cell (6.6V), please use booster 3 (voltage up circuit).  In the case of the use, it is not particularly necessary in Li-Po2 cell (7.4V).
※The initial setting is PWM mode. When you use it with a serial number, you use Dual USB adapter HS or ICS USB adapter HS and ICS manager software, and please set mode reshuffling and the ID number. Because it is PWM mode at the time of the shipment, even the microcomputer board of other companies is just connected and is available.

KONDO KAGAKU CO. LTD. also put a new small servo, KRS-3304 ICS on the market late in Feb, 2015.   The servo is a small one of the cube type design.  The details were described in this blog.

Jul 19, 2016

Robot Pro-Wrestling Match, `Dekinnoka!27` took place in Hida-Kamioka (July 17, 2016)

Robot Professional Wrestling Match, `Dekinnoka!27`  took place at "Hida-Kamioka Funatuza" in Hida City, Gifu during on July 17, 2016.  The 1st stage started 1:15 pm and the 2nd stage started 4:15 pm (JST).

`Dekinnoka!` in Japanese, means `Can you do it?`. As Omata-san has been loving real professional wrestling, the 1st Robot Professional Wrestling in Soka on Nov. 3rd, 2008 was planned and held by him.

He explained the 'Robot Professional Wrestling' was not 'Wrestling' but 'Fighting Arts'. The purpose of `Dekinnoka!` was not only robot fight but also to inform pleasure of robot. 

The matches were shown on `YouTube Hida-Shin Supporter Channel`.

The 1st stage video
The 2nd stage video

Wrestling Matches of each stage scheduled was as follows;

Opening Match:

The 2nd Match:

The 3rd Match:

Main Event:

Robot Pro-Wrestling `Dekinnoka!` took place  during 9 years. `Deknnoka!` has been also supported by the members of Kanto-Robot-Training-Group.

Reports of `Dekinnoka!`, `Dekinnoka!2`, `Dekinnoka!3`, `Dekinnoka!5`, 'Dekinnoka!6' , Dekinnoka!7' , `Dekinnoka!8`  , `Dekinnoka!9` , `Dekinnoka!10`,`Dekinnoka!10.5`Dekinnoka!11 , Dekinnoka!13, Dekinnoka!16 , Dekinnoka!18  and  Dekinnoka!26 have been uploaded in this blog. Videos were also uploaded to the 'Dekinnoka Official Site` by Omata-san. You can watch the details of the Robot Professional Wrestling results and videos by clicking each poster of Deinnoka!

Since Oct. 19th, 2009