ROBO-ONE 23rd sponsored by ROBO-ONE Committee, took place at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) in Tokyo on Sep 14th and 15th, 2013. ROBO-ONE Light 7th took place on Sep 14th, 4.5m Footrace took place as the preliminary ROBO-ONE Tournament (Light Class, Under 3kg) on Sep 14th and the main event ROBO-ONE 23rd Tournament (Light Class, Under 3kg) took place on Sep 15th.
Regulations of ROBO-ONE 23rd
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 22nd except for upper sole size of the foot as 14 cm and side punch was prohibited in the robot fight tournament.
ROBO-ONE 23rd 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 23rd, 5 thin rubbers under 1 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 5 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 Metalic Fighter 11.15 seconds by Team Meta, the 2nd place was Hauser 12.22 seconds by Craftman, the 3rd place was Gargoyle KID 12.92 seconds by Yoshida Familia.
Just 43 robots could reach the goal within 1 minute. Upper 10 robots were under 17 seconds, the 11th to 17th place robots were under 20 seconds, 18th to 30th were under 30 seconds.
Sanzai-san also reported details of 4.5 m Footrace (in Japanese).
4.5 m Footrace Videos
Yamada-san uploaded 4.5 m Footrace videos. The 1st place was No.28 Metallic Fighter by Team Meta and the record was 11.15 seconds.
No.73:Ryuketsu-kamen (26.02 seconds), No.74:Marika (Time out 2.042 m), No.75:Yokozuna Great Shiranui (Course out 3.002 m) , No.76:Frosty (Course out 3.42 m). Frosty was the 1st place (4.66 sec) of the 22nd ROBO-ONE 4.5 m Footrace.
ROBO-ONE 23rd Tournament (Light Class, 3 kg or Under)
Side punch was prohibited in the ROBO-ONE 23rd Tournament as a new regulation in the robot fight.
The tournament winner was Laio by Kobe Municipal Science and Technology High School. The 2nd place was Garoo by Kumama-san. The 3rd place was Newtrino-Nero by Hida-Kamioka High School and the 4th place was Gattender by Sima-san. Result of the tournament is here.
Sanzai-san also reported details of the tournament, the 1st stage, the 2nd stage, the 3rd stge, Quarterfinal and Semifinal, for the 3rd place and Final matches (in Japanese).
Video link list of the ROBO-ONE 23rd and ROBO-ONE Light 8th was uploaded by Ningyou-Tsukai-sann.
Interesting videos of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd stage, quarterfinal, semifinal, for 3rd place and final matches were as follows;
The 1st Stage Matches
The 1st Stage, 12th Match: Zwei-Shilder vs Ikuma
The winner was Zwei-Shilder.
The 1st Stage, 13th Match: Akakage vs G-Knight
The winner was Akakage.
The 2nd Stage Match
The 2nd Stage, 32nd Match: BJ03 ASURA vs Hauser
The winner was BJ03 ASURA.
The 3rd Stage Match
The 3rd Stage, 1st Match: Metallic Fighter vs Gergoyle KID
The winner was Gergoyle KID .
Quarterfinal-3: Haduki vs Gattender
The winner was Gattender.
Quarterfinal-4: Chromkid vs Garoo
The winner was Garoo.
Semifinal-1: Laio vs Newtrino-Nero
The winner was Laio.
For 3rd Place Match: Gattender vs Newtrino-Nero
The 3rd place was Newtrino-Nero.
Final Match: Garoo vs Laio
The final match went into overtime and Laio won in the sudden-death playoff.
ROBO-ONE Light Class (3 kg or Under) of 15th on May 4, 2009 , 17th on March 21, 2011, 19th on Oct 9, 2011, 20th on March 25, 2012 and 21st on Sep 2, 2012 were also described in this blog.
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