Apr 30, 2014

The 9th TIROL-CHOCO Robot Competition in Akihabara, Tokyo (Apr 26, 2014)

The 9th TIROL-CHOCO Robot Competition , sponsored by MASAYUKI-san, supported by RT Co., Ltd. and cooperated by TIROL-CHOCO CO., took place at Akihabara DAIBIRU studio ASIMO, Tokyo on Apr. 26, 2014.   The competition is for robots with TIROL-CHOCO exterior. The 1st competition was held on July 9th, 2007. After that, the completion took place every year.

Regulation of robot body was as follows;
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.
Such type robots are known to Roppo type robot which was produced by Mr. Iwaski, Robot Force . Such type robot, Pirkus-R Type-02 (chobi) with 8 axes was also put on the market.

The competition was consisted with three kinds of games . Each robot got points depended on the order of each game.

1) Two m Foot Race with Obstacles
Robot walks 2 m course within 5 minutes. The order is depended on the time. If robot cannot walk for 2 m within 5 minutes, the order is depended on the distance from start line. Each robot can try twice and the best time is recorded. If 2 cm bump put in the course, the time is calculated to shorter.

2) TIROL-CHOCO Shooting
Three paper cups with TIROL-CHOCO on the top put on the field. Robot shoots the paper cups from a distance of 65 cm. Robot gets dropped TIROL-CHOCO from the top of paper cup. The order is depended on the number of shot TIROL-CHOCO.

3) TIROL-CHOCO Carrying Race
One arm-robots put on the 2 m course. Player removes TIROL-CHOCO from the basket of arm-robot to the basket on the robot. Each robot carries TIROL-CHOCO on the robot within 5 minutes for 2 m. The order is depended on the time and the number of TIROL-CHOCO carried.

After the 3 games, the winner is robot gotten the most total points of game.

Five robots, BT-R2HV (IKETOMU), Z-TIROMON (Motoiinchi), Garuu (Kumama), Bosa-2gou (Mukouyama Masaharu) and Puchro (KEG) attended the competition.

The winner of the 9th TIROL-CHOCO Robot Competition was Z-TIROMON by Motoiinchi, the 2nd place was Garuu by Kumama and the 3rd place were BT-R2HV by IKETOMU, Bosa-2gou by Mukouyama Masaharu and Puchro byKEG.





Apr 8, 2014

Two New B3M-SC Series KONDO Servos, B3M-SC-1040-A and B3M-SC-1170-A were put on the Market (Apr 7, 2014)

KONDO KAGAKU CO. LTD. announced two new B3M-SC series servos,  B3M-SC-1040-A and B3M-SC-1170-A were put on the market on Apr 7, 2014.  SC means using core less motor.    As a B3M-SB series servo, B3M-SB-1040-A has been on the market, SB means using brush less motor.  B3M series has one SB type and 2 SC type servos. 

KONDO also has KRS series 9 servos.  Each new servo is also suitable for KONDO controller such as RCB-4HV, RCB-3HV and KCB-1. Specifications of the new servo are as follows:

Torque maximum (12V): 4.6[Nm](47[kgf・cm])
Speed: 54[rpm](0.18[s/60°]) (non-loading)
Maximum moving angle: 320°
Volt range: 6~12 V
Length: 32×32×51 mm
Weight: 82 g (excluding horn and cable)
Price: Open price

Torque maximum (12V): 7.6[Nm](78[kgf・cm])
Speed: 46[rpm](0.21[s/60°]) (non-loading)
Maximum moving angle: 320°
Volt range: 6~12 V
Length: 32×39.5×51 mm
Weight: 105 g (excluding horn and cable)
Price: Open price

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Apr 4, 2014

The 14th KONDO BATTLE at Galaxcity in Adachi-ku, Tokyo (Mar 29, 2014)

The 14th KONDO BATTLE sponsored by KONDO KAGAKU CO., LTD took place on Mar. 29, 2014 at Galxcity in Adachi-ku, TOKYO.    The 14th KONDO BATTLE was carried out as KHR Class and Open Class.

The regulation of KHR Class was following the 20th ROBO-ONE fight regulation and KONDO CUP body regulation, and Open Class was following the 24th ROBO-ONE fight regulation and body regulation.

Ten KHR Class robots and 13 Open Class robots joined the competition.  KHR Class robots were divided into 2 pre-leagues as A and B.  The 1st and 2nd place robot of each league joined the final tournament.   Open Class 13 robots were divided into 3 pre-leagues as A, B and C. The 1st and 2nd place of each league and the 3rd place of C pre-league joined the final tournament.

The winner of KHR Class Tournament was Azusaburo by Azusa-san and the 2nd place was Rapural by Shirakaze M-san.  The winner of the Open Class was Gargoyle KID by Yoshida familia and the 2nd place was Chromkid by Kupapa-san.

Results are described here.    Videos of eachtournament competition were uploaded to IKETOMU Channel. Tournament videos are as follows;

KHR Class:
Semifinal: Rapural vs Kobis. The winner was Rapural.