Team Attempto places second at the SICK robot day 2012

This year we were able to continue our successful partition at the SICK robot day, placing second out of 15 teams from Germany, Czech and Italy. It is the 4th challenge for robots organized by the SICK AG in Waldkirch near Freiburg, Germany. This time each robot had to collect rubber balls and should place it into a distinct pit at the border of the arena.

Our student's team modified an omnidirectional robot based on a former RoboCup model in order to fulfill the task of this year's SICK robot day.


Team Attempto Tuebingen members

Team Attempto winning 1st place in SICK robot day 2010

16 teams from Germany, Czech and Italy participated with their robots in the 3rd robot day organized by the SICK AG in Waldkirch near Freiburg, Germany. The challenge for the robots was to drive autonomously through an arena filled with obstacles and identify and approach targets at the boundary in correct order. In each race two robots started simultaneously.

Our outdoor-robot Gloin accomplished this task within 3:18 minutes in the first of two runs. Team Kobra of the University of Koblenz-Landau finished as second with a time of 6 minutes before the robot Hector of the TU Darmstadt. The robot from the University of Freiburg unfortunately missed a number, the three teams from Praha and Parma, Italy encountered similar problems.

Our robot is one of 8 outdoor robots developed and built at our department, with help from the workshop of the Institute of Astronomy in robot chassis modifications. The robots are based on 1:8 scale model RC-trucks, suitable for rough terrain and up to 20km/h fast. We employ the robots in research focused on collaborative robot teams in outdoor areas, terrain classification and agricultural robotics. The robots are also used in teaching in our practical training on mobile robots course.

In this year's competition for the first time a second team from Tübingen participated and finished 8th: sTuebingerRobotle (Swabian: the robot of Tuebingen) is an all student's team with an omnidirectional robot based on a former RoboCup model which was heavily revised in order to take part in the SICK robot day.



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Technical data Team sTuebingerRobotle

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Team Attempto Tuebingen members

Team sTuebingerRobotle members

  • Sebastian Buck (sebastian.buck at uni-tuebingen.de)
  • Florian Franzen
  • Richard Hanten
  • Michael Kaulig
  • Markus König
  • Thomas Kübler
  • Jörg Peter
  • Nick Pfrommer
  • Manuel Ruff

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