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Polish robots did very well in Vienna


boletus 30 | 1,366
15 Mar 2012 #1
RobotChallenge 2012: March 10-11, 2012 in Vienna:

RobotChallenge is an international championship for self-made, autonomous, and mobile robots. Since 2004, more than 1.000 robots from all over the world have taken part in the competition. Since 2004 teams from 31 countries with more than 1000 robots have competed.

robotchallenge.org/home/

The Poles, defending champions from last year won a total of 13 medals, including five gold, five silver and three bronze! A total of 286 robots from 24 countries fought each other in 14 categories, such as Line Follower, Sumo in several versions, and the most spectacular - Air Race.

Preliminary medal count

(Poland 5 5 3) (Austria 2 2 3) (Czech Republic 2 1 1) (Latvia 2 1 0) (Slovakia 2 0 1) (Germany 1 1 0) (Estonia 0 1 0) (Romania 0 1 0) (Sweden 0 0 2) (Switzerland 0 0 1) (Turkey 0 0 1)

See also this page in Polish:

robotyka.com/fundacja_wiadomosc.php/wiadomosc.388/robotchallenge-2012-polskie-roboty-znowu-nie-do-pobicia-relacja-z-wiedenskiego-turnieju-robotow
pawian 173 | 12,611
15 Mar 2012 #2
Thanks for the news.

Poles are fekking clever guys. :):):):)
isthatu2 4 | 2,704
15 Mar 2012 #3
Top stuff!
Did Poland ever have a show called Robot wars? :)
OP boletus 30 | 1,366
18 Mar 2012 #4
Thanks for the news.

A pleasure to come with good news from time to time.

Did Poland ever have a show called Robot wars? :)

I do not know anything about that, but Polish scientists and engineers of Wrocław University of Technology have produced amazing FLASH (Mobile Dexterous Social Robot) with EMYS head capable of demonstrating quite a range of human-like expressions. Flash project is founded via European research project LIREC.

lirec.eu
lirec.ict.pwr.wroc.pl/index1.php (Webpage of the Polish LIREC team project with several videos to watch)

You can also get them bundled directly on youtube here
youtube.com/watch?v=o8kf14SZkaQ&list=UUqGuu20BNOFGJcmxaca0oEw&index=1&feature=plcp
The first video is very nice - informative yet funny, but there are also some lovely moments elsewhere too, when FLASH flirts with a young woman, or demonstrates his approval of another girl passing by.

I said "his" rather the "its" since I am already captured by his anthropomorphic capabilities :-))
EM_Wave 9 | 311
18 Mar 2012 #5
Poles are fekking clever guys. :):):):)

They have actually contributed very little to science/engineering in proportion to their population. Just saying...
pawian 173 | 12,611
18 Mar 2012 #6
So we are making up for that .....

Don`t be such a wet blanket. :):):):)
PennBoy 76 | 2,437
18 Mar 2012 #7
The Poles, defending champions from last year won a total of 13 medals, including five gold, five silver and three bronze!

Very good! Young minds at work, bravo.
Foreigner4 12 | 1,769
19 Mar 2012 #8
Nice job by the Poles! It's soooooo much cooler and motivating to see young people succeeding and taking pride in what they know and can do as opposed to the emptiness of western teen aspirations. Their parents must be very proud:)


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