Jul 30, 2014

The 1st issue `Weekly Robi` Completed on July 29, 2014

The 1st issue of DeAGOSTINI weekly magazine,`Weekly Robi` completed with 70 volumes on July 29, 2014.  The 1st was issued on Feb. 19, 2013.  The 2nd issue was also carried out on Feb 25, 2014.   The Robi part was attached every weekly magazine.  The first volume price was 790 yen including tax.  Price of the 2nd volume was 1990 yen.  The volume attached control board was 4,990 yen.

Gingmag also introduced the issue of `Weekly Robi` in English.  Details of the 1st issue and the 2nd issue were described in this blog.

Robi has support and community site opened on July 22nd, 2014 as `Robi.club`.  DeAGOSTINI also uploaded Robi making videos for each volume to YouTube DeAGOSTINI Channel.

Robi making video of volume 70 is as follows;


 Dr.GIY-san who is famous for dancing robot, uploaded conversation video with his completed Robi.


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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Jul 19, 2014

The 11th Wandahoo Robot Carnival will take place in Kawasaki City on July 20th, 2014

The 11th Wandahoo Robot Carnival will be held at Kawasaki-Sangyoushinkou-Kaikan in Kawasaki City on July. 20th, 2014.  Twenty-six robots will join the 11th Wandahoo.  The competition will be shown on  `Ustream Wandahoo Robot Carnival` from 12:00 to 18:00 , July 20th 2014. (JST).

The 11th Wandahoo Robot Carnival took place on July. 20th, 2014.  Sanzai-san reported the details in his blog (in Japasense).
 `Ustream Wandahoo Robot Carnival` is also keeping all videos.

Program is as follows;
12:15 Opening Ceremony
Introduction of Participating Robots
Dash 2000
Bottle Traction
Dice Shot
Cubs
Rumble Fight
Robot Fight, Final Tournament
17:20 Closing Ceremony

Wandahoo Robot Carnival is sponsored by Ishikawa-san and supported by the members of Kanto ROBOT Practice(Kanto-gumi Robot Training Meeting). Ishikawa-san and his stuffs are busy preparing USTREAM Live system of the Carnival now. Entry of the Carnival will finish on Nov. 30th, and 30 robots will join.

The Carnival is robot competition consisted with various four type games such as Dash 2000 (competition of 2 robots, 2 m U-turn course foot race; each robot gets points depended on the order of record time), Bottle Traction (pushing or pulling a basket with 500 or 1000 ml bottles for 2 m within 1 minute; points are multiplication of number of bottles and distance carried), Dice Shot (dice soccer of 2 robots; each robot gets points depended on the spots of dice shot for 2 minutes) and Cubs (team game of 3 robots each, carrying cubs to own territory for 2 minutes; winner team members get points) and Robot Fight with the best 4 robots. Therefore, this Carnival is called `Robot Olympic`.

Each robot gets points from each game. In the case of team game, winner team member robots gets points. Four robots gotten many points can join the final tournament of Robot Fight. The rest robots have Ramble Fights. Those games were planned by Ishikawa-san.
It is necessary for winner that the robot has a high activity with performance and also good luck.


The 1st Carnival took place on July 16, 2006 and then the Carnival held twice in January and July every year. From 2010, the Carnival takes place in July once a year. Animader-san painted each event poster. As for the poster gallery, click here. The theme song of Carnival also can be downloaded here.

The series of Wandahoo Robot Carnival Result; Reports are as follows;

The 1st Wandahoo Robot Carnival at Bunkyo Civic Center on July 16, 2006
The 2nd Wandahoo Robot Carnival at Bunkyo Civic Center on Jan 17, 2007
The 3rd Wandahoo Robot Carnival at Bunkyo Civic Center on July 15, 2007
The 4th Wandahoo Robot Carnival at Bunkyo Civic Center on Jan 13, 2008
The 5th Wandahoo Robot Carnival at Bunkyo Civic Center on July 20, 2008
The 6th Wandahoo Robot Carnival at Institute of Industry Promotion Kawasaki on Jan 11, 2009 :Report
The 7th Wandahoo Robot Carnival at Telecom Center on July 19, 2009 :Report
The 8th Wandahoo Robot Carnival at Electric Power Historycal Museum on July 11, 2010 :Promotion
The 9th Wandahoo Robot Carnival at Takaonomori Wakuwaku Village on July 15, 2012 :Promotion
The 10th Wandahoo Robot Carnival at Takaonomori Wakuwaku Village on Dec 7, 2013 :Promotion

Additional petch carnival also took place twice as follows:
"Wandahoo Robot Carnival Petit" in Soka Fusasara Festival on Nov 2, 2008 :Report
"Wandahoo Robot Carnival Petit 2" in the 6th MONO CREATOR FESTIVAL 2009 Spring on Apr 29, 2009 :Report
Wandahoo Robot Carnival For JSRC on Feb 11, 2011 :Promotion

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Jul 3, 2014

The 21st Robot Survival Game at Mokei-juku in Tokyo (June 30, 2014)


The 21st Robot Survival Game took place at Mokei-juku in Tokyo on June 29, 2014.   Six robots as Hiryu (Koizumi), Famitank (Ninagawa), BLACK TIGER L46 (IKETOMU), Sakura-2gou (Yoshisda), Nikoichi (9th) and Denryu (Gons)  joined the 21st Survival Game.   All robots were controlled by camera system in all battles.

 
Seventeen Games such as 6 Combat Shooting, 2 Extermination Battle, 3 Duel Fight, 3 Tochka Battle, 2 Flag Battle and Battle Royal (Rumble Battle) were carried out in the 21st. All games of videos were uploaded IKETOMU Channel and Noborizaka-san also uploaded videos.

The field and back side of the 21st Robot Survival Game at Moki-juku were as the next video:


Combat Shooting :
Combat shooting is a practice game for training of shoot skill.  Robot moves to the shooting place from the starting point and shoots the target. Robot has to go to the shooting place for easy shooting.  The target was a small can covered with aluminum foil.  Shooting of the center place of the target got bonus points.

Six robots joined the 21st were as follows;

Combat Shooting: Hiryu (Koizumi), 1 minutes 41 seconds


Combat Shooting: Famitank (Ninagawa), 23 seconds


Combat Shooting: BLACK TIGER L46 (IKEOMU)


Combat Shooting: Sakura-2gou (Yoshida), 1 minute 12 seconds


May 15, 2014

KRS-2572HV, a new KONDO servo, will put on the market ( May 13, 2014 )

KONDO KAGAKU CO. LTD. announced a new high power servo, KRS-2572HV ICS for KHR-3HV, would put on the market. The servo will ship out and be gotten from KONDO web shop or other robot shops by the end of May. 

KHR-3HV is easily upgraded by changing two legs' servos.  User of KHR-3HV who wants to upgrade one's robot can get high torque servo easily.

Characteristics of the new servo are as follows:
1) The new servo is using special aluminum gears.
2) The servo case is the same size as the KRS-2552/2542HV series.
3) The new servo is control by ICS 3.5 which can use serial or PMW. 

Specifications are as follows:
Torque: 25 kg-cm (11.1V)
Speed: 0.13sec/60° (11.1V)
Maximum moving angle: 270°
Moving voltage: 9~11 V
Length: 41(H) ×21(W) × 30.5(D) mm
Weight: 47.7 g (excluding cable and servo-horn)
Attached Parts: Cable (300 mm), servo-horn is excluded
Controller:RCB-3HV, RCB-4HV, KCB-5 and RCB-3J(PWM only)
Price: One servo package is 11,000 yen (Excluding Tax)

KONDO also KRS-2500 series servos put on the market such as KRS-2552RHV ICS (torque: 14 kg-cm) and KRS-2542HV ICS (torque: 11kg-cm).

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May 4, 2014

The 20th Robot Survival Game at Mokei-juku, Tokyo (Apr 27, 2014)

The 20th Robot Survival Game took place at Mokei-juku in Tokyo on Apr. 27, 2014.   Seven robots as BLACK TIGER L46 (IKETOMU), Sakura-2gou (Yoshisda), Famitank (Ninagawa), Denryu (Gons), Stallone (Noborizaka), D-Tank (BW) and Hiryu (Koizumi) joined the 20th Survival Game.   All robots were controlled by camera system in all battles.

 
BLACK TIGER L46
 
Sakura-2gou
 
Famitank
 
Denryu
 
Stallone
 
D-Tank
 
Hiryu
 
Sixteen Robot Survival Games such as 7 Combat Shooting, 2 Extermination Battle, 2 Flag Battle, 3 Tochka Battle and 2 Battle Royal (Rumble Battle) were carried out in the 20th. All games of videos were uploaded IKETOMU Channel and Noborizaka-san also uploaded videos.

Combat Shooting :
Combat shooting is a practice game for training of shoot skill.  Robot moves to the shooting place from the starting point and shoots the target. Robot has to go to the shooting place for easy shooting.  The target was a small can covered with aluminum foil in the 16th.  Shooting of the center place of the target got bonus points.

Combat Shooting: BLACK TIGER L46


Combat Shooting: Sakura-2gou


Combat Shooting: Denryu