Sep 24, 2014

KRS-3204 ICS, a new small KONDO servo, will be put on the market (Sep 23, 2014)

KONDO KAGAKU CO. LTD. announced a new small servo, KRS-3204 ICS would be put on the market late in October.

KRS-3204 ICS is a small servo of the standard type design. The servo is using a coreless motor and the output maximum torque is 9.3 kgf・cm (7.4V time) of the top-class with the mini-servo. Metal gears are adopted to secure the durability when the servos are used in biped robot.

The servo will ship out and be gotten from KONDO web shop or robot shops by late in October. 

Specifications are as follows:
Torque: 9.3 kgf・cm, Speed 0.13s/60° (7.4V)
Torque: 7.5 kgf・cm, Speed 0.18s/60° (6.0V)
Length: 33(H) ×16(W) × 26(D) mm
Weight: 27.2 g (excluding cable and servo-horn)
Maximum movement angle: 270° (+-135°)
Gear kind: Metal gear
Case materials: Resin
Gear ratio: 290.17:1
Power supply voltage: 6-7.4V
Cable: Rigid
Cable head: 350 mm (black cable)
Connector: Servo connector
Communication standard: ICS3.5 (serial /PWM choice type)
Controller: RCB-3HV, RCB-4HV, KCB-5 and RCB-3J(PWM only)
Price: One servo package is 8,800 yen (Excluding Tax)

Attentions for using this servo are as follows:
※This product is a servo for 6-7.4V.  It does not support battery for HV.
※The cable is rigid.
※Not for the daisy chain connection between servos.
※When you use it in RCB-4HV, please prepare a divergence board.
※When you use it by Ni-MH5 cell (6V), the combination of RCB-4HV/3HV and Li-Fe2 cell (6.6V), please use booster 3 (voltage up circuit).  In the case of the use, it is not particularly necessary in Li-Po2 cell (7.4V).
※The initial setting is PWM mode. When you use it with a serial number, you use Dual USB adapter HS or ICS USB adapter HS and ICS manager software, and, please set mode reshuffling and the ID number. Because it is PWM mode at the time of the shipment, even the microcomputer board of other companies is just connected and is available.

The exhibition match of Chibi-Meta and Garukid, which were biped robots using KRS-3204 ICS took place in the KHR 10th Anniversary.



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Sep 19, 2014

ROBO-ONE 25th Biped Robot Fight Tournamnt (Sep 13-14 , 2014)


ROBO-ONE 25th sponsored by ROBO-ONE Committee, took place at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo on Sep 13th and 14th, 2014.    ROBO-ONE Light 9th took place on Feb 13th, 4.5m Footrace took place as the preliminary ROBO-ONE Tournament (Light Class, Under 3kg) on Sep 13th and the main event ROBO-ONE 25th Tournament (Light Class, Under 3kg) took place on Sep 14th.

Regulations of ROBO-ONE 25th
The major regulation was the weight of robot, which was 3 kg or under 3 kg.  Details of the body regulation were same as those of the 24th.

ROBO-ONE 25th was held as the tournament with 48 robots upper place robots in the preliminary 4.5 m Footrace including winners of the local robot competitions.

4.5 m Footrace
Four meters and 50 cm Footrace was carried out as the preliminary competition to select 48 robots and to decide the tournament order.  One hundred and one robots joined the preliminary 4.5 m Footrace.

Robots had to walk 4.5 m course with 90 cm width within 1 minute.  In the 24rd,  thin rubbers under 2 mm was pasted on the board in the course.   Each robot time record taken 4.5 m walk, or the distance from start point if robot could not walk within 1 minute, or robot fell down from the course was recorded.

Each robot tried just one time Footrace. The 4.5 m course pasted with thin rubbers in the course, seemed to be not flat.  Therefore, it was not easy to walk through 4.5 m course for most of robots.    All robots walked the course within 1 minute, passed the preliminary competition.   The result of the preliminary 4.5 m Foot race is here.

The 1st place was Frosty by 6.67 seconds, the 2nd place was Garoo by 12.05 seconds and the 3rd place was Chromkid by 12.39 seconds.

Just 60 robots could reach the goal within 1 minute. Upper 13 robots were under 20 seconds, the 14th to 38th place robots were under 30 seconds and the 46th could join final fight by 37.4 seconds.

Sanzai-san also reported results and details of 4.5 m Footrace (in Japanese).

4.5 m Footrace Videos
Videos were uploaded to Youtube ROBO-ONE Channel by ROBO-ONE Committee.



ROBO-ONE 25th Tournament (Light Class, 3 kg or Under)
 Side punch has been prohibited since ROBO-ONE 23rd Tournament in the robot fight.

The tournament winner was Simple Fighter by Zeno.  The 2nd place was Gargoyle KID by Yoshida Familia.  The 3rd place was Chromkid by Kupapa and the 4th place was Gattender by Sima-san.   Result of the tournament is here.

Sanzai-san also reported results and details of the tournamentthe 1st stage, the 2nd stage, the 3rd stageQuarterfinal and Semifinal, for the 3rd place and Final matches (in Japanese).

Videos of ROBO-ONE 25th was uploaded to Youtube ROBO-ONE Channel by ROBO-ONE Committee.

Interesting videos of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd stage, quarterfinal, semifinal, for 3rd place and final matches were as follows;

The 1st Stage, 11th Match: Meteol-Taitan vs Ryuketsu-kamen
The winner was Meteol-Taitan.


Sep 18, 2014

ROBO-ONE 24th Biped Robot Fight Tournamnt (Feb 15-16 , 2014)

ROBO-ONE 24th sponsored by ROBO-ONE Committee, took place at HALE TOKYO in Tokyo on Feb 15th and 16th, 2014.    ROBO-ONE Light 8th took place on Feb 15th, 4.5m Footrace took place as the preliminary ROBO-ONE Tournament (Light Class, Under 3kg) on Feb 15th and the main event ROBO-ONE 24th Tournament (Light Class, Under 3kg) took place on Feb 16th.

Regulations of ROBO-ONE 24th
The major regulation was the weight of robot, which was 3 kg or under 3 kg.  Details of the body regulation were same as those of the 23rd except for prohibited attack from sitting position in the robot fight tournament.

ROBO-ONE 24th  was held as the tournament with 48 robots upper place robots in the preliminary 4.5 m Footrace including winners of the local robot competitions .

4.5 m Footrace
Four meters and 50 cm Footrace was carried out as the preliminary competition to select 48 robots and to decide the tournament order.  One hundred robots joined the preliminary 4.5 m Footrace.

Robots had to walk 4.5 m course with 90 cm width within 1 minute.  In the 24rd,  thin rubbers under 2 mm was pasted on the board in the course.   Each robot time record taken 4.5 m walk, or the distance from start point if robot could not walk within 1 minute, or robot fell down from the course was recorded.

Each robot tried just one time Footrace. The 4.5 m course pasted with thin rubbers in the course, seemed to be not flat.  Therefore, it was not easy to walk through 4.5 m course for most of robots.    All robots walked the course within 1 minute, passed the preliminary competition.   The result of the preliminary 4.5 m Foot race is here.

The 1st place was HIGHLANDER by 11.9 seconds, the 2nd place was Lio by 13.5 seconds and the 3rd place was G Saaga by 13.54 seconds.

Just 45 robots could reach the goal within 1 minute. Upper 12 robots were under 20 seconds, the 13th to 25th place robots were under 30 seconds and 43th could join final fight by 50.53 seconds.

Sanzai-san also reported details of 4.5 m Footrace (in Japanese).

4.5 m Footrace Videos
garugaki-san uploaded 4.5 m Footrace videos Entry No.1~33.




ROBO-ONE 24th Tournament (Light Class, 3 kg or Under)
 Side punch was prohibited in the ROBO-ONE 24th Tournament as a new regulation in the robot fight.

The tournament winner was Obelisk by Team of Shibaura Institute of Technology.  The 2nd place was Leghorn by Nakayan-san.  The 3rd place was Haduki by ROBO-Mecha Kobo.  The 4th place was Ifureat by Akitsuka-san.  Result of the tournament is here.

Sanzai-san also reported details of the tournament, the 1st stage, the 2nd stage, the 3rd stgeQuarterfinal and Semifinal, for the 3rd place and Final matches (in Japanese).



Interesting videos of the tournament were as follows;

Aug 15, 2014

Robot Pro-Wrestling Match, `Dekinnoka!18` took place in Koufu City (Aug 13-14, 2014)

Robot Professional Wrestling Match, `Dekinnoka!18`,  took place at Yamanashi Prefectural Science Center in Koufu City on Aug 13-14 during `Take off  Robot Colony` from July 19 to Aug 24, 2014.  Each four matches started at 10:30 am and 2:00 pm. 

The 1st Match: Single match, 10 minutes 1 round
Thunderbolt vs Nagare-Gold
 

The 2nd Match: Single match, 10 minutes 1 round
Metalic-Fighter vs Kumataro


The 3rd Match: Single match, 10 minutes 1 round
Yukikaze vs Wandafoo

The Main Event: Single match, 10 minute 1 round
ASURA, Unruly Horse of Central District vs Waroo

THE YAMANASHI NICHINICHI SHIMBUN uploaded `Dekinnoka!18` Video at the website `Miljan`.   Details are also reported in Sanzaisan's blog (in Japanese).

Omata-san, producer of Robot  Pro-Wrestling Dekinnoka! and Hikima-san, builder of Kumataro also uploaded some pictures to their web site as follows:

 


`Dekinnoka!` in Japanese, means `Can you do it?`. As Omata-san has been loving real professional wrestling, the 1st Robot Professional Wrestling in Soka on Nov. 3rd, 2008 was planned and held by him.

He explained the 'Robot Professional Wrestling' was not 'Wrestling' but 'Fighting Arts'. The purpose of `Dekinnoka!` was not only robot fight but also to inform pleasure of robot. He planned not only wrestling match but also the back story of each wrestler character such as a real pro-wrestling match.

Robot Pro-Wrestling `Dekinnoka!` has been also supported by the members of Kanto-Training-Group.

Reports of `Dekinnoka!`, `Dekinnoka!2`, `Dekinnoka!3`, `Dekinnoka!5`, 'Dekinnoka!6' , Dekinnoka!7' , `Dekinnoka!8`  , `Dekinnoka!9` , `Dekinnoka!10`,`Dekinnoka!10.5`Dekinnoka!11 , Dekinnoka!13 , Dekinnoka!16 were uploaded in this blog. Videos were also uploaded to the 'Dekinnoka Official Site` by Omata-san. You can watch the details of the Robot Professional Wrestling videos by clicking each poster of Deinnoka! 1, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 17.

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Aug 5, 2014

EXSOS, a New Multi-Legged Robot Flame Kit Put on the Market


REC-Design put a new multi-legged robot flame kit series HP-25S on the market.

Robot shop, Technologia also put `Multi-Legged Robot Kit` (just flame H25-63N) and `Multi-Legged Robot Kit EXOS Dedut Set` including H25-63N(flame kit), RCB-4HV(control board), 18 KRS-2542HVs(servomotor) and controller. The price are 53,000 yen and 140,000 yen excluding tax.

The new multi-legged robot can use KRS-2500 series of KONDO KAGAKU CO. LTD.



Multi-legged robot has been being miner robot compared with biped robot in Japan. Just G-DOG , a kit of 4-legged robot, was on the market from HIP JAPAN in July 2008.  KONDO KAGAKU CO. LTD also put Multi-legged robot such as Turtle Robot 02, KMR-M6 and KMR-M4.

Robot builders who has been making custom-built biped robot are interested in making multi-legged robot.   More than 20 times of Robot Survival Game with multi-legged robots were carried out in Tokyo.  

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