Apr 30, 2014

The 9th TIROL-CHOCO Robot Competition in Akihabara, Tokyo (Apr 26, 2014)

The 9th TIROL-CHOCO Robot Competition , sponsored by MASAYUKI-san, supported by RT Co., Ltd. and cooperated by TIROL-CHOCO CO., took place at Akihabara DAIBIRU studio ASIMO, Tokyo on Apr. 26, 2014.   The competition is for robots with TIROL-CHOCO exterior. The 1st competition was held on July 9th, 2007. After that, the completion took place every year.

Regulation of robot body was as follows;
1) Robot had to put on big TIROL-CHOCO exterior, which size were bottom (100 mm x 100 mm), upper surface (86 mm x 86 mm) and height (46 mm) respectively.
2) Biped robot. Number of servo for legs was under 4. Total number of servo was not limited.
3) Control method such as autonomous, radio and wired was free.
Such type robots are known to Roppo type robot which was produced by Mr. Iwaski, Robot Force . Such type robot, Pirkus-R Type-02 (chobi) with 8 axes was also put on the market.

The competition was consisted with three kinds of games . Each robot got points depended on the order of each game.

1) Two m Foot Race with Obstacles
Robot walks 2 m course within 5 minutes. The order is depended on the time. If robot cannot walk for 2 m within 5 minutes, the order is depended on the distance from start line. Each robot can try twice and the best time is recorded. If 2 cm bump put in the course, the time is calculated to shorter.

2) TIROL-CHOCO Shooting
Three paper cups with TIROL-CHOCO on the top put on the field. Robot shoots the paper cups from a distance of 65 cm. Robot gets dropped TIROL-CHOCO from the top of paper cup. The order is depended on the number of shot TIROL-CHOCO.

3) TIROL-CHOCO Carrying Race
One arm-robots put on the 2 m course. Player removes TIROL-CHOCO from the basket of arm-robot to the basket on the robot. Each robot carries TIROL-CHOCO on the robot within 5 minutes for 2 m. The order is depended on the time and the number of TIROL-CHOCO carried.

After the 3 games, the winner is robot gotten the most total points of game.

Five robots, BT-R2HV (IKETOMU), Z-TIROMON (Motoiinchi), Garuu (Kumama), Bosa-2gou (Mukouyama Masaharu) and Puchro (KEG) attended the competition.

The winner of the 9th TIROL-CHOCO Robot Competition was Z-TIROMON by Motoiinchi, the 2nd place was Garuu by Kumama and the 3rd place were BT-R2HV by IKETOMU, Bosa-2gou by Mukouyama Masaharu and Puchro byKEG.





Two m Foot Race
BT-R2HV, Z-TIROMON, Garuu, Bosa-2gou and Puchro. The winner was Garuu, the 2nd place was Z-TROMON and 3rd place was BT-R2HV.

BT-R2HV, Z-TIROMON, Garuu, Bosa-2gou and Puchro. The most interesting game was TIROL-CHOCO Shooting game. Each robot had interesting shooting system. Especially, Z-TRIMON got 33 points, a new record of the TIROL-CHOCO Robot Competition Shooting.   The winner was Z-TIROMON, the 2nd place was Puchro and 3rd place was Bosa-2gou.

TIROL-CHOCO Carrying Race
BT-R2HV, Z-TIROMON, Garuu, Bosa-2gou and Puchro. The winner was Z-TIROMON, the 2nd place was BT-R2HV.

The 4th TIROL-CHOCO Robot Competition on Feb 13, 2010 was described in this blog.

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