Mar 4, 2012

The 10th KONDO BATTLE at ROBOSPOT in Akihabara, Tokyo (Mar. 3, 2012)

The 10th KONDO BATTLE sponsored by KONDO KAGAKU CO., LTD took place on Mar. 3, 2012 at ROBOSPOT in Akihabara, TOKYO.    The 10th KONDO BATTLE was carried out as Student Class, Open Class and Exhibition Class.   Winner of Student Class and Open Class got the right to join the final tournament of  the 20th ROBO-ONE in Kawasaki on Mar. 25, 2012.  The main regulation following the 20th ROBO-ONE was the weight of robot, which had to be 3 kg or under 3 kg.

Twenty-two robots; Student Class 9, Open Class 6 and Exhibition Class 7, joined the competition.
The 10th KONDO BATTLE had 6 tournaments as Student Class Regular Tournament, Open Class Regular Tournament, Exhibition Class Regular Tournament, Student Class Back Tournament, Open Class Back Tournament and Exhibtion Class Back Tournament.  Back Tournaments were held by loser of the Rugular Tournaments.

The winner of Student Class Regular Tournament was Kurou-2gou, custom-built by Chiba Institute of Technology Team, Open Class was Gargoil-mini by Yoshida Family, Exhibition Class was Garoo by Kumama-san.   Kurou-2gou and Gargoil-mini got the right to join the 20th ROBO-ONE tournament would be held on Mar. 25, 2012.  The winner of Student Class Back Tournament was Cortejyu, Open Class was Chrom-kid and Exhibition Class was Nagare-Gold.

Results are described here.    Videos of the competition were uploaded to IKETOMU Channel. Interesting videos are as follows;

Student Class:
Semifinal: Balt vs Goldthunder. The winner was Balt.

Semifinal: Kurou-2gou vs Nagel. The winner was Kurou-2gou.

Final: Balt vs Kurou-2gou. The winner was Kurou-2gou.

Open Class:
Semifinal: Chrom-kid vs Gargoil-mini. The winner was Gargoil-mini.

Final: Frosty vs Gargoil-mini. The winner was Gargoil-mini.

Exhibition Class:
The 1st Stage: Frosty vs Nagare-Gold. The winner was Frosty.

Semifinal: Garoo vs Frosty. The winner was Garoo.

Open Class Back Tournament:
Semifinal: DeKarl vs BLACK TIGER NEO. The winner was BLACK TIGER NEO. Attacking motions of BLACK TIGER NEO were autonomous and moving motions were radio-control.

The 2nd, 5th and 6th7th and 8th KONDO BATTLE were also reported in this blog.

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