Jul 22, 2012

Metallic Vaio 2012, a Unique New Type Custom-Built Robot (July 21, 2012)

Metallic Vaio 2012, a unique new type robot with two long arms or legs custom-built by Morinaga-san, who is famous for his biped robot, Metallic Fighter and is called Father of ROBO-ONE joined the 6th KONDO LAND Multi-Legged Robot Obstacle Race on July 21, 2012.

Metallic Vaio 2012 cleared the course with 2 minutes and 17 seconds, the 2nd place. Metallic Vaio 2012 also got the MVP prize.

Metallic Vaio 2012 has 18 axes. Two long arms or legs work as caterpillar. Demonstration video in the 6th KONDO LAND Multi-Legged Robot Obstacle Race is as follows;

The 2nd trial video of Metallic Vaio 2012 in the 6th KONDO LAND Multi-Legged Robot Obstacle Race is as follows. Metallic Vaio cleared the course with 2 minutes and 17 seconds which record was the 2nd place.

Sanzai-san also reported details of Metallic Vaio in his blog with pictures and videos (in Japanese).

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The 6th KONDO LAND Multi-Legged Robot Obstacle Race (July 21, 2012)

The 6th KONDO LAND Multi-Legged Robot Obstacle Race took place at ROBOSPOT in Akihabara, Tokyo on July 21, 2012.

KONDO LAND Multi-Legged Robot Obstacle Race is the competition for multi-legged robots and the 1st one was carried out at ROBOSPOT on
Dec 23, 2010.

Ten multi-legged  robots, such as 4-legged and 6-legged robot joined the race.   Robot joined were Metallic Vaio 2012 (Team Morinaga), WaniWani (KENTA), Garutan (Kumama), Tama-Kagi-Machine (Tma-Kagakugijutsu High School Robot Club), Dark Liger (Moriken), TicTac6.5 (Amino), Milfy (Matsuo), Soen type.L01 (HERO@Musen-ken), Miwakuno-Takyaku-kun (Takahashi) and BLACK TIGER L44 (IKETOMU).

The  6th KONDO LAND Multi-Legged Robot Obstacle Race Results

Each robot had twice real time record race.  In the 6th KONDO LAND Obstacle Race, Metallic Vaio 2012, Dark Liger and BLACK TIGER L44 could clear the course within 3 minutes. The 1st place was BLACK TIGER L44 which cleared 2 minutes and 15 seconds. The 2nd place was Metallic Vaio 2012 cleared 2 minutes and 17 seconds and the 3rd place was Dark Liger cleared 2 minutes and 37 seconds.  

The MVP was Metallic Vaio 2012 custom-built by Morinaga-san for unique 18 axes robot with 2 long arms or legs.

The result was described here . The best race video of each robot was as follows;

Metallic Vaio 2012; Two long arm or legged robot custom-built by Morinaga-san who is famous for biped robot, Metallic Fighter and called father of ROBO-ONE. The 2nd run, it took 2 minutes and 17 second for clearing the course. Metallic Vaio 2012 was the 2nd place and also got the MVP of the 6th KONDO LAND.

Jul 11, 2012

The 9th Wandahoo Robot Carnival will take place and be shown on USTREAM, July 15th, 2012 (July 11, 2012)

The 9th Wandahoo Robot Carnival  will be held at Takaonomori Wakuwaku Village in Hachioji City, Tokyo on July 15th, 2012.

The competition will be shown on `Ustream Wandahoo Robot Carnival` from 12:30 to 18:30 (JST).

The 9th Wandahoo Robot Carnival videos are keeping in the Ustrean Wandahoo Robot Carnival Channel.

Program is as follows;
12:30 Opening Ceremony
Introduction of Participating Robots
Dash 2000
Bottle Traction
Dice Shot
Rumble Fight
Robot Fight, Final Tournament
18:30 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. Entry of the Carnival has finished on July 1st, and 23 robots have entried.

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

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 5, 2012

ROBO XERO has been Completed on June, 2012

DeAGOSTINI issued weekly magazine,`Weekly ROBO XERO` with robot parts of ROBO XERO on Feb 8th, 2011.   ROBO XERO parts was attached every weekly magazine. I reported the details of the ROBO XERO in this blog on Dec 21, 2010.  Robot has completed with 70 volumes of magazineon on June, 2012.

ROBO XERO is based `JO-ZERO` of Himeji Softworks. Servo moters `RS306MD` of Futaba Corporation are used for the robot with 24 axes.  The weight is 900 g and height is 300 mm.  The robot is suitable for the U1K ( Under 1 kg ) robot fight competition.

Dr. GIY, famous ROBO-ONE robot builder also cmpleted the ROBO XERO and uploaded cool videos as follows;

Details of JO-ZERO and JO-ZERO Type-2, a New Model of JO-ZERO were described in this blog.   The  remarkable difference between JO-ZERO and ROBO-XERO is structure of hand.  New robot can grip.

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Jul 2, 2012

The 12th Robot Survival Game at Mokei-juku, Tokyo (June.24, 2012)

The 12th Robot Survival Game took place at Mokei-juku in Tokyo on June. 24, 2012.  Eight robots joined the 12th Survival Game were KIKUCHI-1gou (left),  Aigis (back left), Denryu (back center), CR-Cannon (CR-Cannon), Stallone (front left), Yabusame (front center left), BLACK TIGER L45 (front center right) and Zerotank (front right)
Mokei-juku, for Figure Making Lesson Room was used for the 12th Robot Survival Game Field as the 10th one. The floor seemed to be good for survival game because it was enough large to battle and not flat. 

Robot Survival Game was planned by Tanaka-san and Bishii-san. Mobile, not only multi-legged robot or biped robot but also mobile with wheel or caterpillar, which equipped with toy gun, hit sensor and camera system, can join to play survival game.  The 1st Robot Survival Game took place at Akihabara, Tokyo on July 19, 2010 and the game takes place every 2 months. Tanaka-san also planned several kind of survival game, such as Extermination Battle, Flag Battle and Fortress Battle.

Eight robots joined the 12th Survival Game were divided into two teams.  Gons-san Team members were Denryu (Gons), BLACK TIGER L45 (IKETOMU) and Zerotank (Ninagawa). Noborizaka-san Team were Stallone (Noborizaka), CR-Cannon (Yoshida), KIKUCHI 1-gou (TOKYO UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE Student Team), Yabusame (Mota) and Aigis (Tanaka).   All robot were controlled by camera system in all battles except for Battle Royal (Rumble Battle).

Robot Survival Games such as Combat Shooting, Fox Hunting, Extermination Battle, Flag Battle, Best One vs Others and Battle Royal (Rumble Battle) were carried out in the 12th Robot Survival Game. The details were also described in Sanzai-san's Blog (in Japanese).