Sep 30, 2016

ROBO-ONE Light 13th Biped Robot Fight Tournament (Sep 24, 2016)

ROBO-ONE Light 13th sponsored by Biped Robot Association, took place at Kanagawa-Kenritsu-Seishounen-Center in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Pref. on Sep 24th, 2016.    ROBO-ONE Light 13th took place on Sep 24th, 4.5m Footrace took place as the preliminary ROBO-ONE 29th Tournament on Sep 24th and the main event ROBO-ONE 29th Final Tournament took place on Sep 25th.
ROBO-ONE Light 13th

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 29th and Light 13th 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 29th and Light 13th 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-six robots joined the 13th tournament. More than 45 robots were custom-built robot, UK1 (1kg or under). Other robots were officially recognized robots such as KHR-3HV.

In the 13th tournament, custom-built UK1 robots could not overcome the weight handicap 500g.   The Champion, GANGA by Ataro, was a officially recognized kits, KHR-3HV.   The 2nd place Simple Fighter light by zeno was a custom-built robot.   The 3rd place OneShot by Osaka Electro-Communication University JiyukoubouHRP was a custom-built robot.  The 4th place Momotaro by Osaka Sangyo University was also a custom-built robot.  The results are here.

Broadcasting service was carried out by niconico LIVE and the videos were keeping in this site.  Osuka-san also uploaded some videos of ROBO-ONE Light 13th to his YouTube Channel.  

For the 3rd Place Match; Momotaro vs OneShot
The winner was OneShot. Oneshot won using a major throwing technique.

Final Match; Simple Fighter light vs GANGA
The winner was GANGA.

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,  ROBO-ONE Light 11th on Sep 26, 2015 and ROBO-ONE Light 12th on Feb 13, 2016.  The details were reported in this blog.

Since Oct. 19th, 2009

Aug 15, 2016

A New Robot Controller, RCB-4mini Was Put on the Market by KONDO (Aug 15, 2016)

KONDO KAGAKU Co. Ltd put a new small robot controller, RCB-4mini on the market Aug 15, 2016.    It seems to be useful for using KONDO small servo such as KRS-3304 or KRS-3301 and for a small custom-built robot as UK1 (under 1 kg) robot.   The new controller is using HeartToHeart4 (HTH4) as the software the same as RCB-4HV.  The price including all systems is 9,800 yen (excluding tax).

On the other hand KONDO robot controlling boards, RCB-3HV and RCB-4HV are for standard size robot (1 kg to 3 kg) such as KHR-3HV or custom-built robots.

Specifications are as follows;
Size: 35 x 30 x 12 mm
Weight: 7.6 g
Power supply voltage: 6 ~ 12 V
Servo: Serial servo only such as KRS-3304, KRS-3301
Communication standard: ICS3.0/3.5/3.6
Communication speed: 115200/625000/1250000
Signal level: TTL
ICS maximum connectable number: 36
Conection method: daisychain
SIO terminal: 6 (2 series x3)
AD terminal: 5
PIO: 0
COM port: 1
Terminal: ZH connector
Software: HeartToHeart4
OS: Windows Vista, 7,  8,  8.1, 10 32/64bit
Set including: Power supply cable x1, ZH cable x1

Since Oct. 19th, 2009

Aug 7, 2016

A New Small KONDO Servo, KRS-3301 ICS, Put on the Market (Aug 3, 2016)

KONDO KAGAKU CO. LTD. announced a new small servo, KRS-3301 ICS  put on the market on Aug 3,  2016.

KRS-3301 ICS is a small servo of cube type design, the same size of KRS-3304 ICS.  The servo is using a coreless motor and the output maximum torque is 6.0 kgf・cm (7.4 V) of the standard-class with the mini-servo.  Resinous gears are adopted to move the servo smooth and noiseless when the servos are used in the biped robot.

The servo ships out the beginning of Aug, 2016 and is gotten from KONDO web shop or robot shops

Specifications are as follows:
Torque: 6.0 kgf・cm, Speed 0.14s/60° (7.4V)
Torque: 4.9 kgf・cm, Speed 0.16s/60° (6.0V)
Length: 32.5(H) ×26(W) × 26(D) mm
Weight: 26.4 g (excluding cable and servo-horn)
Maximum movement angle: 270° (+-135°)
Gear kind: Resin gear
Case materials: Resin
Gear ratio: 269.92:1
Power supply voltage: 6-7.4V
Cable: Detachable, 300 mm
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 3,800 yen (Excluding tax)
           Six servos package is  19,800 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 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-3304 ICS on the market late in Feb, 2015.   The servo is a small one of the cube type design.  The details were described in this blog.

Jul 19, 2016

Robot Pro-Wrestling Match, `Dekinnoka!27` took place in Hida-Kamioka (July 17, 2016)

Robot Professional Wrestling Match, `Dekinnoka!27`  took place at "Hida-Kamioka Funatuza" in Hida City, Gifu during on July 17, 2016.  The 1st stage started 1:15 pm and the 2nd stage started 4:15 pm (JST).

`Dekinnoka!` in Japanese, means `Can you do it?`. As Omata-san has been loving real professional wrestling, the 1st Robot Professional Wrestling in Soka on Nov. 3rd, 2008 was planned and held by him.

He explained the 'Robot Professional Wrestling' was not 'Wrestling' but 'Fighting Arts'. The purpose of `Dekinnoka!` was not only robot fight but also to inform pleasure of robot. 

The matches were shown on `YouTube Hida-Shin Supporter Channel`.

The 1st stage video
The 2nd stage video

Wrestling Matches of each stage scheduled was as follows;

Opening Match:

The 2nd Match:

The 3rd Match:

Main Event:

Robot Pro-Wrestling `Dekinnoka!` took place  during 9 years. `Deknnoka!` has been also supported by the members of Kanto-Robot-Training-Group.

Reports of `Dekinnoka!`, `Dekinnoka!2`, `Dekinnoka!3`, `Dekinnoka!5`, 'Dekinnoka!6' , Dekinnoka!7' , `Dekinnoka!8`  , `Dekinnoka!9` , `Dekinnoka!10`,`Dekinnoka!10.5`Dekinnoka!11 , Dekinnoka!13, Dekinnoka!16 , Dekinnoka!18  and  Dekinnoka!26 have been uploaded in this blog. Videos were also uploaded to the 'Dekinnoka Official Site` by Omata-san. You can watch the details of the Robot Professional Wrestling results and videos by clicking each poster of Deinnoka!

Since Oct. 19th, 2009

Jul 18, 2016

The 13rd Wandahoo Robot Carnival took place in Kawasaki City on July 16th, 2016

The 13rd Wandahoo Robot Carnival took place at Sunpian Kawasaki in Kawasaki City on July 16th, 2016.  Eighteen robots joined the 13th Wandahoo.  The competition was shown on  `Ustream Wandahoo Robot Carnival` from 12:00 to 17:00, July 16th 2016. (JST).

The 1st place was Dark-Thunder built by Moriken-san, the second place was Goulio by Goba-san and the third place was Sakura-2gou by Yoshida-familia.

Sanzai-san reported the details in his blog (in Japasense).

 `Ustream Wandahoo Robot Carnival` is also keeping videos of all competitions. 

Program was as follows;
12:00 Introduction of Participating Robots
12:20 Opening Ceremony
12:30 Dash 2000
13:10 Bottle Traction
14:20 Dice Shot
15:10 Cubs
15:35 Rumble Fight
16:00 Robot Fight, Final Tournament
16:30 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.

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
The 11th Wandahoo Robot Carnival at Takaonomori Wakuwaku Village on July 20, 2014 :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

Since Oct. 19th, 2009