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Carologistics Win RoboCup German Open 2015 in the Logistics League

The Carologistics RoboCup team was successful again this year at the RoboCup German Open 2015.
This year, the league used actual processing stations based on the Festo Modular Production System (MPS) for the first time. Additionally, the machines were placed freely within certain zones on the field (therefore neither the exact position nore orientation was known before the game) and the number of product variants increased from 3 to almost 300.

This made several adjustments necessary to our robot team. Therefore, we switched to the new Robotino Version 3. Robotino 3 can handle higher payloads and allows mounting components at the needed height. The image on the left shows some of the components we mounted on it.

By the end of the tournament we were able to almost complete the exploration phase with only a single machine missing. The robots then executed the first steps for the production phase, but eventually failed as the handling of the machines was not yet precise enough. The robots coordinated to use the stations in the proper order, but the products were not placed properly on the conveyor belt. This is a challenge we will work on on the way towards RoboCup 2015 in Heifei.

Posted by Frederik Zwilling on April 26, 2015 13:00

Tags: event german open robocup logistics league winner

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