Feb 22, 2016

ROBO-ONE Light 12th Biped Robot Fight Tournament (Feb 13, 2016)

ROBO-ONE Light 12th sponsored by Biped Robot Association, took place at TSUKUBA CAPIO in Tsukuba City, Ibaragi Pref. on Feb 13th, 2016.    ROBO-ONE Light 12th took place on Feb 13th, 4.5m Footrace took place as the preliminary ROBO-ONE Tournament on Feb 13th and the main event ROBO-ONE 28th Final Tournament took place on Feb 14th.

ROBO-ONE Light 12th

ROBO-ONE Light is a 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, can attend the competition with his robot which is made from just robot kit. Custom-built robot, just the weight 1 kg or under (UK1) also can attend the tournament.

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 28th and Light 12th regulation .
2) Custom-built robot weight except for the officially recognized robot is 1 kg or under (UK1). Custom-built robot has to adapt ROBO-ONE 28th and Light 12th 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 UK1 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.

Seventy-one robots joined the 12th tournament. More than 38 robots were custom-built robot, UK1 (1kg or under). Other robots were officially recognized robots such as KHR-3HV.

Custom-built UK1 robots could overcome the weight handicap 500g.   The Champion, IGNIS by Kobe Science Technological High School, was a custom-built robot.   The 2nd place gyu by gyu was TinyWave, a officially recognized robot.   The 3rd place i-Koi BRA by i-Koi was a custom-built robot.  The 4th place koi mini 2 by LEE JOOWON was also a custom-built robot.  The results are here.

Biped Robot Association uploaded videos of ROBO-ONE Light 12th to YouTube ROBO-ONE Channel.   Sanzai-san reported the details of  the 12th in his blog (in Japanese).

Semifinal 1st Match; koi mini2 vs gyu
The winner was gyu.

Semifinal 2nd Match; CHAE, JONGWOOK2 vs i-Koi BRA
The winner was i-Koi BRA.

For the 3rd Place Match; koi mini2 vs i-Koi BRA
The winner was i-Koi BRA .

Final Match; gyu vs IGNIS
The winner was IGNIS.

ROBO-ONE Light 1st took place on Mar 20, 2010,  ROBO-ONE Light 2nd on May 22, 2010, ROBO-ONE Light 3rd on Oct 8, 2011, ROBO-ONE Light 4th on Mar 24, 2012,  ROBO-ONE Light 5th on Sep 1, 2012, ROBO-ONE Light 10th on Mar 14  and ROBO-ONE Light 11th on Sep 26, 2015.  The details were reported in this blog.

Since Oct. 19th, 2009

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