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RoboCup Logistics Software Stack Release 2016

RCLL 2016 Simulator Screenshot The Carologistics RoboCup Team has released their software stack of 2016 based on Fawkes 1.0.0 for the RoboCup Logistics League. It is a continuation of the release last year. It includes, for example, direct communication with the Robotino for time-stamped and faster data access and many improvements to the basic skills of the robot, tooling, and simulation integration.

The following video shows the RoboCup 2016 finals between the Carologistics and Solidus. The released software stack is the one used by the Carologistics team, which won the competition.

Details about the release and a video of the simulation are available on the RCLL software stack 2016 release page.

Posted by Tim Niemueller on February 8, 2017 14:00

RoboCup Logistics Software Stack Release 2015

RCLL 2015 Simulator Screenshot The Carologistics RoboCup Team has released their software stack of 2015 based on Fawkes for the RoboCup Logistics League. It is a continuation of the release last year. In particular, it features an improved simulation adapted to the new gameplay with physical processing machines introduced in 2015. It also contains most features of the upcoming Fawkes (core) release.

The following video shows the RoboCup 2015 finals between the Carologistics and Solidus. The released software stack is the one used by the Carologistics team, which won the competition.

The following video shows the software stack running in simulation with an explanation of its features. The simulation integration is an important part of the software release and has been a crucial factor in developing the software.

Details about the release and a video of the simulation are available on the RCLL software stack 2015 release page.

Posted by Tim Niemueller on February 22, 2016 13:39

Bonding Hackathon 2015

Together with Bonding, Carologistics hosted the Bonding Hackathon for the third time in a row. 47 students split up in small teams and hacked through the night. They used Fawkes, the Lua-Based Behavior Engine and a Gazbeo simulation to solve a nuclear catastrophe scenario.

The scenario was a nuclear catastrophe and the teams had to bring nuclear fuel rods from the reactor to some decay tanks. They got points by successfully delivering a fuel rod to a decay tank. The decay tanks were hidden and randomly placed on the field. We also placed random obstacles on the field. The better the tanks were hidden the more points you got, from 1 to 3 points. The tanks and the reactor were identified by AR-tags. The teams had to rescue 3 fuel rods, so there were different strategies. Either to find the 3 point decay tank, which is hard to find, or just use the 1 point decay tank. The scenario was represented in our simulation based on gazebo, so the teams could run through a lot of testing cycles, before testing on the real hardware.

We offered the students first-hand knowledge and experience in robotics, whilst Bonding took care of them with free food and soft drinks during the whole night. The sponsors (Bosch, Continental and IVU Traffic Technologies) provided some exiting prices for the top 3 teams. The first place won a trip to the Bosch ConnectedWorld Conference in Berlin. Alltogether it was a great event and we look forward to next years Bonding Hackathon.

Here are videos of the final and the winning teams skill in the simulation:

Posted by Frederik Zwilling on November 3, 2015 12:00