Sep 3, 2012

ROBO-ONE 21st Biped Robot Fight in Tokyo (Part 1) ROBO-ONE Light 5th (Sep 1, 2012)

ROBO-ONE 21st sponsored by ROBO-ONE Committee, took place at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) in Tokyo on Sep 1st and 2nd, 2012.   ROBO-ONE Light 5th took place on Sep 1st, 4.5m Footrace took place as the preliminary ROBO-ONE Tournament (Light Class, Under 3kg) on Sep 1st and the main event ROBO-ONE 21st Tournament (Light Class, Under 3kg) took place on Sep 2nd.

ROBO-ONE Light 5th

ROBO-ONE Light is robot fight tournament for robots on the market, which are officially recognized by ROBO-ONE Committee. Beginner, who gets robot from the market and want to attend the ROBO-ONE Tournament, also can attend the competition with his robot which is made from just robot kit. Custom-built robot, just the weight 1 kg or under also can attend the tournament. The winner of Light Class gets the right to attend the 21st ROBO-ONE Tournament on the next day.

The regulations are as follows;
1) Officially recognized robot regulation
Robots on the market, officially recognized by ROBO-ONE Committee, can attend the competition whether the robot adapt ROBO-ONE 21st regulation nor not. Remodeling is prohibited. Head parts can be remodeled and also covering robot body with plastic or paper is permitted.
2) Robot weight except for the officially recognized robot is 1 kg or under and the robot has to adapt ROBO-ONE 21st regulation.

In the tournament, custom-built robots handicapped by about 500 g compared with officially recognized kits such as KHR-3HV. It was interesting that how builder of custom robot 1 kg or under overcame the weight handicap and which robot kit was able to win the tournament. However, it is necessary for getting championship of robot fight tournament to carry 3 important factors such as good body, good motion and good control.

Thirty-six robots joined the tournament. They were KHR-3HVs including ROBO-ONE Custom,  ISAMARO and custom-built robots 1kg or under.  RONO-ONE Light 5th tournament was carried out divided four blocks.

The most attractive robot was Haruo 86, a flying robot custom-built by Team Hachiroku (Amino-san).  Haruo 86 got downs from White Fox by flying kick.  However, Haruo 86 lost the game on a foul because Haruo 86 did not walk on the ground.   The 1st Stage, Haruo 86 vs White Fox is as follows.

All blocks winners were officially recognized robots. Custom-built UK1 robots could overcome the weight handicap 500g.   The Champion was Uchiman Z Gold (ISAMARO), the 2nd place was Banboo Custom (KHR-3HV Custom) and the 3rd place was Uchiman Z Red (ISAMARO). The results are here.

Sanzai-san also reported the details of  ROBO-ONE Light 5th in his blog (1) (2) .

Final Match: Uchiman Z Gold (ISAMARO) vs Baboo-Custom (KHR-3HV Custom). ROBO-ONE Light 5th champion was Uchiman Z Gold by Team Mogu-Mogu.  The champion got the right to join the 21th ROBO-ONE Tournament.

ROBO-ONE Light 1st took place at the same place on Mar 20th, 2010,  ROBO-ONE Light 2nd on May 22nd, 2010, ROBO-ONE Light 3rd on Oct 8th, 2011 and ROBO-ONE Light 4th on Mar 24th, 2012.

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