The Tech United soccer robot team will be defending its world title from 27 to 30 July at the RoboCup in Nagoya, Japan. If the TU/e team gets to the final, it will be the tenth time in a row. And if the fully autonomous Eindhoven soccer robots win, it will be their fourth world title. In the ‘help-at-home’ category, Tech United hopes its robots will be able to bring home a first world title after second and third places at previous tournaments.
The Tech United robot soccer team yesterday won the final of the Portuguese Robotics Open in Coimbra. They beat the Portuguese team CAMBADA 2-0. The Portuguese tournament is regarded as the unofficial European championship of robot soccer. At the end of July, the TU/e team will play in Japan at the World Championship, where they will be defending their world title.
Tech United, robot soccer’s world champions of 2016, has added a really strong, very fast player to its team this year. The new, 8-wheel robot will do its first tests at the upcoming Portuguese Robotics Open, and is expected to make its debut in the team at the World RoboCup in Nagoya (27-30 July). A striking fact is that the undercarriage of this robot will also be undertaking autonomous heavy-duty work in hospitals, like moving beds.
The TU Eindhoven soccer robot team lost its world title to its rival Chinese robots of the Water team by 4 goals to 1 in an exciting final of the RoboCup 2015 in China. The team’s care robots came fourth in their category.
The soccer robots TU/e team Tech United have won the Portugal Open for the third time in a row. Playing fully autonomously, the success robots won by 6-1 from the Portuguese team CAMBADA. Earlier in the series the Eindhoven team lost to CAMBADA, due mainly to some technical shortcomings in the TU/e team. But by the final these had all been overcome.
TU/e robot soccer team Tech United has won the RoboCup, the robot soccer World Cup in Brazil. In the final, the team beat Water from the University of Beijing 3 to 2. Their combination play and excellent goalie landed the Dutch team the title. In the RoboCup @Home-league for service robots, Eindhoven robot AMIGO took second place.
The TURTLE 5K project will present its first low-budget soccer robots this month. ASML is the first to buy six of the robots, which have been based on the champion TURTLEs of TU/e robot soccer team Tech United. This year, the company wants to compete in the robot soccer world championships in Brazil with a team of their own.
Eindhoven was under the spell of robots for five days in a row. During the 2013 RoboCup, 2,500 participants from 40 countries competed for the world title in 15 categories with all kinds of robots – soccer robots, care robots, rescue robots, and dance robots. The RoboCup was covered extensively by national and international media. The event reached all corners of the globe.
For the third time, robot soccer team Tech United has failed to win from the Chinese team Water. In the Midsize League final, Water scored the winning goal in extra time after a 2-2 tie. “We’re disappointed about the result, not the game”, says team captain Robin Soetens.
In the final of the @Home League Tech United’s Amigo won the third prize. A great result, since the team didn’t even count on reaching the finals in the first place. Bonn University won the competition; their robot managed to open a beer bottle. A report on the Sunday afternoon contest.
Robot soccer is still child’s play compared to the real deal, but in some fields man can’t beat robot anymore.
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TU/e has made a considerable leap in the prestigious international Times Higher Education World University Rankings that focus on the subject areas Engineering & Technology and Computer Science. TU/e belongs to the fifteen and eighteen best European universities on these subjects respectively. The THE ranking forms an important yardstick for government departments, policymakers and international students.
This morning in the village of Gemert in the province of Brabant a 3D-printed cycle bridge was opened. It was printed this summer in TU/e's Pieter van Musschenbroek Laboratory. This is the world's first ever 3D-printed bridge to be part of regular infrastructure. Another novelty is that the makers have succeeded in printing the bridge's reinforcements, steel cables.
Tales of the acoustics at the 2300 year-old Greek theater of Epidaurus tend to be told in terms of superlatives. Not actually justified, according to measurements taken by researchers from TU/e. They are the first to detail the acoustics of three ancient theaters, with over ten thousand measurements, which confirms that when actors speak very loudly, they can be understood perfectly well right up to the back row. However, the tearing of a piece of paper or a whisper is only audible up to about halfway up, in contradiction to the many claims.