Jan 28, 2014

KCB-4WL, New Wireless LAN Board Complete Version for Hobby Robot from KONDO (Jan 16th, 2014)

KONDO KAGAKU Co. Ltd put a new wireless lan board, KCB-4WL complete version on the Market. The new board, beta version was put on the market last September. The price including all systems is 36,000 yen (excluding tax).

KONDO KAGAKU Co. Ltd opened a new wireless LAN board for hobby robot on Sep 6th, 2013. KCB-4WL is a board for remote controlling robot system with KONDO robot controlling board RCB-3HV or RCB-4HV.   It seems to be useful for such as autonomous robot, multi-legged robot game etc.

KONDO KAGAKU Co. Ltd put KCB-3WL,  previous version of KCB-4WL on the market in 2010.  Details of the KCB-3WL were also described in this blog.

Specifications are as follows;
CPU: ATMEL 32bit ARM9base 400MHz
OS: glibc base Linux
RAM: 64Mbyte
Flash ROM: 64Mbyte
USB2.0 x2 (A type socket)
Size: 59.5 x 46.5 x 17 mm

Set including
Lantronix PremierWaveEN x1
KCB-4WL Interfaceboard x1
Screws for attaching 1 set
Poleantenna 1 set
ZH closscableB x1
Two-way cable x1
Start link cable x1
Sample program attatched

Since Oct. 19th, 2009

Jan 22, 2014

ROBOT JAPAN 7th took place in Tsukiji, Tokyo (Jan 19, 2014)

ROBOT JAPAN 7th took place at Tsukiji-Honganji Buddhist Hall in Tokyo on April 10, 2011.   Robot entertainment, ROBOT JAPAN was sponsored by Mazel Japan, a entertainment planning company managing the Buddhist Hall.

ROBOT JAPN started as ROBOT JAPAN Zero  held on Jan. 9, 2011 and ROBO JAPAN 1st took place on Apr 10, 2011 and then ROBOT JAPAN carried out twice every year.  ROBOT JAPAN 1st (Part1) and (Part2) on Apr. 10, 2011 were describe in this blog.

ROBOT JAPAN 7th had 4 Class, such as Biped Robot Fight Light Class (2 kg or under), Biped Robot Fight Bantam Class (3 kg or under), Robot Dance, Robot Free Style (Short Performance) and Biped Robot Survival Marathon.  The regulation of the competition was described in the web site.

Competitions were shown on `USTREAM ROBOT JAPAN 7th Channel` and videos were keeping in the Channel.  Details were also reported in Sanzai-san's Blog (in Japanese).

Robot Dance Contest
Every kind robot, biped robot and except for biped robot, such as multi-legged robot also can join this class.  Robot plays dancing with the music requested by radio control or autonomus. Dance stage is 3600mm×1800mm.

Four Robots joined the contest were IKUMA, WONDER WOMAN & SPIDERMAN and MENOU.   The 1st place was IKUMA.

Robot Short Performance Contest
Every kind robot, excepr for biped robot also can join this class.  Robot plays a unique short performance by radio control or autonomus.  Stage is 3600mm×1800mm.

Four robots joined the contest. The winner was WONDER WOMAN & BATMAN.

(1)BLACK TIGER L45 by IKETOMU.  Anomalous 5-Legged Robot walks with several style and attacks 2 L bottle equiped with water by head leg.

(2)RKS-1 by Yamaguchi-Jidoukikai. Robot hand autonomously stabbed a ball with sword.

(3)Stallone-X by Robo de Savge. Four-legged robot moves as a dog.

(4)WONDER WOMAN & BATMAN by RND. Kicker Robot kicks a ball autonomously as soccer penaruty kick then Keeper Robot stops the ball autonomously.

Biped Robot Survival Marathon
Robots walk around marathon course. Each robot starts 10 seconds interval. The robot touched or passed by the behind robot was retired. The survived robot was the winner of race.

Five robots joined the race. The winner was Garoo.

Since Oct. 19th, 2009