Feb 19, 2015

KRS3304 ICS, a new small KONDO servo put on the market (Feb 9, 2015)

KONDO KAGAKU CO. LTD. announced a new small servo, KRS-3304 ICS  put on the market on Feb 9, 2015.
KRS-3304 ICS is a small servo of cube type design. The servo is using a coreless motor and the output maximum torque is 13.9 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 ships out on Feb 9, 2105 and is gotten from KONDO web shop or robot shops

Specifications are as follows:
Torque: 13.9 kgf・cm, Speed 0.11s/60° (7.4V)
Torque: 11.2 kgf・cm, Speed 0.13s/60° (6.0V)
Length: 32.5(H) ×26(W) × 26(D) mm
Weight: 33.7 g (excluding cable and servo-horn)
Maximum movement angle: 270° (+-135°)
Gear kind: Metal gear
Case materials: Resin
Gear ratio: 289.22:1
Power supply voltage: 6-7.4V
Cable: Detachable
Cable head: 350 mm (black cable)
Connector: ZH Connector
Communication standard: ICS3.5 (Serial /PWM choice type)
Communication Speed: 115200/625000/1250000bps
Controller: RCB-3HV, RCB-4HV, KCB-5 and RCB-3J(PWM only)
Price: One servo package is 8,800 yen (Excluding tax)
           Six servos package is 46,800 yen (Excluding tax)
           Eighteen servos package is 122,400 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 detachable.
※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.

KONDO KAGAKU CO. LTD. also put a new small servo, KRS-3204 ICS on the market late in October, 2014.   KRS-3204 ICS is a small servo of the standard type design.  The details were described in this blog.

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Feb 17, 2015

The 10th TIROL-CHOCO Robot Competition in Akihabara, Tokyo (Feb 14, 2015)

 

The 10th TIROL-CHOCO Robot Competition , sponsored by MASAYUKI-san, supported by RT Co., Ltd. and cooperated by TIROL-CHOCO CO., took place at Akihabara Robot Aisle, Tokyo on Feb. 14, 2015.   The competition is for robots with TIROL-CHOCO exterior. The 1st competition was held on July 9, 2007. After that, the completion took place every year.


Regulation of robot body was as follows;
For TIROL-CHOCO Robot
1) Robot had to put on big TIROL-CHOCO exterior, which size were bottom (100 mm x 100 mm), upper surface (86 mm x 86 mm) and height (46 mm) respectively.
2) Biped robot. Number of servo for legs was under 4. Total number of servo was not limited.
3) Control method such as autonomous, radio and wired was free.
For UK1 (Under 1 kg) Robot
1) UK1(Under 1kg) robot passed recently UK1 regulation also can join the competition.
2) Robot had to put on big TIROL-CHOCO exterior, which size were bottom (100 mm x 100 mm), upper surface (86 mm x 86 mm) and height (46 mm) respectively.
Each both type robot had to prepare a basket within 60 mm diameter and free height.
TIROL- CHOCO Robots also have a handicap in playing time campered with UK1 Robots.

The competition was consisted with three kinds of game as follows.  Each robot gets points depended on the order of each game.

(1) Foot Race
Robot walks the course within 3 minutes. The order is depended on the time. If robot cannot walk the course within 3 minutes, the order is depended on the distance from the start line.  Each robot can try twice and the best time is recorded.   Videos of nine robots Foot Race are as follows;



(2) TIROL-CHOCO Shooting
Three paper cups with TIROL-CHOCO on the top put on the field.  Robot shoots the paper cups from oposite side for 5 minutes. Robot gets dropped TIROL-CHOCO from the top of paper cup. The order is depended on the number of shot TIROL-CHOCO. Videoe of nine robots TIROL-CHOCO Shooing are as follows;



(3) TIROL-CHOCO Carrying Race
The field divided 15 small parts which numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.  When robot walks through the number, player puts the number of TIROL-CHOCOs into the basket on the robot, then robot goes back to the start place.  The order is depended on the time and the number of TIROL-CHOCO carried within 5 minutes.  Videos of nine robots TIROL-CHOCO Carrying Race are as follows;



After the 3 games, the winner is the robot gotten the most total points of game.  Nine Robots joined were 1) Z-Tiromon (TIROL) by Moto-Iincho, 2) Garukid (UK1) by Kumama, 3) Zemunes (UK1) by Nigagawa, 4) Shaoron (UK1) by Koizumi, 5) Teruru (UK1) by A4, 6) Bosa-2 (TIROL) by Masaharu Mukoyama, 7) Proto-Trolin (TIROL) by Sugar, 8) Tirolia-1 (TIROL) by Ikki Saito, 9) BT-R3HV (TIROL) by IKETOMU.

1) Z-Tiromon
 
 2) Garukid
 
 3) Zemunes
 
 4) Shaoron
 
 5) Teruru
 
  6) Bosa-2
 
7) Proto-Trolin 
 
 8) Tirolia-1
 
 9) BT-R3HV
 
The winner robot of TIROL-CHOCO 10th was Teruru by A4, the 2nd place was Z-Tiromon by Motoiincho and the 3rd place was Garukid by Kumama.  BT-R3H was the 4th place.  Zemunes got Elegant Prize which obtained votes the most by players attended.


The 4th TIROL-CHOCO Robot Competition on Feb 13, 2010 and  the 9th Competition on Apr 26, 2014 were described in this blog.

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Jan 26, 2015

DeAGOSTINI Issued the 3rd Edition of `Weekly Robi` with Biped Robot Parts of Robi (Jan 20, 2015)


DeAGOSTINI issued weekly magazine, the 3rd edition of `Weekly Robi` with biped robot parts of Robi on Jan 20th, 2015.  Robi parts are attached every weekly magazine.   Robot will complete with 70 volumes of magazine. The first issue price is 799 yen including tax. Price of the 2nd issue will be 2047 yen excluding tax. 

DeAGOSTINI issued 200,000 books of the 1st issue in the 1st edition and 60,000 robots `Robi` completed last summer by 70 volumes of the 1st edtion.

DeAGOSTINI took place  a Dance Perfomance Show `100Robi` for a memorial day of the 3rd edtion issue on Jan. 20th. One hundred robots `Robi` were dancing as follows.











Gingmag also introduced the issue of `Weekly Robi` in English.

Tomotaka Takahashi who is well known as robot creator such as CHROINO, FT, ROPID, EVOLTA etc., designed Robi. 

Control board of Vstone Co., Ltd is used for the robot.   Servo motors of Futaba Corporation are used with 20 axes.  Voice-recognizing board and Human-detect-sensor are also attached.  The weight is 1 kg including battery and the height is 340 mm.


DeAGOSTINI  issued weekly magazine, `Weekly Robi` with biped robot parts of Robi the preliminary edition on Oct 30th, 2012, the 1st edition on Feb 19th, 2013 and the 2nd edition on Feb 25th, 2014.  DeAGOSTINI also issued weekly magazine, `Weekly ROBO XERO` with robot parts of ROBO XERO on Feb 8th, 2011.  Robot has completed with 70 volumes of magazine on June, 2012 and the details were described in this blog.

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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.