Nov 14, 2016

ROBO-ONE 29th and ROBO-ONE Light 13th Special Web Site Was Opened (Nov.11, 2016)

The 29th ROBO-ONE and the 13th ROBO-ONE Light Special Web Site sponsored by MiSUMi was opened.   The contents are ABOUT ROBO-ONE, MOVIE contained ROBO-ONE 15 matches video and ROBO-ONE Light 16 matches video,  and INTERVIEW contained 3 videos of robot builder such as Frosty, the fastest running robot.

ROBO-ONE 29th took place at Kanagawa-kenritsu-Seishounen-Center in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Pref. on Sep 24th-25th, 2016.    ROBO-ONE Light 13th also took place on Sep 24th, 4.5m Footrace took place as the preliminary ROBO-ONE 29th Tournament on Sep 24th. The main event ROBO-ONE 29th Final Tournament took place on Sep 25th.
The major regulation was the weight of robot, which was 3 kg or under 3 kg.  Details of the body regulation were described in the 29th ROBO-ONE and the 13th ROBO-ONE Light Regulation.  Side punch has been prohibited since ROBO-ONE 23rd Tournament in the robot fight.

One hundred and Twenty-nine robots joined the competition.  ROBO-ONE 29th was held as the tournament with 60 robots, 52 upper place robots in the preliminary 4.5 m Footrace and winners of the local robot competitions or honor robots.

4.5 m Footrace
Four meters and 50 cm Footrace was carried out as the preliminary competition to select 60 robots and to decide the tournament order.  Robots had to walk 4.5 m course with 90 cm width within 1 minute.  In the 29th,  thin rubbers under 10 mm was pasted on the board in the course.   Each robot time record taken 4.5 m walk, or the distance from start point if robot could not walk within 1 minute, or robot fell down from the course was recorded.

Each robot tried just one time Footrace. The 4.5 m course pasted with thin rubbers in the course, seemed to be not flat.  Therefore, it was not easy to walk through 4.5 m course for most of robots.    All robots walked the course within 1 minute, passed the preliminary competition.   The result of the preliminary 4.5 m Footrace is here.

The 1st place was Frosty by 4.74 seconds, the 2nd place was Romantic Swordsman by 11.57 seconds and the 3rd place was Neutrino-Rosso by 11.7 seconds.

The 1st place; Frosty 4.74 seconds

Just 44 robots could reach the goal within 1 minute. Upper 16 robots were under 20 seconds, the 17th to the 28th place robots were under 30 seconds.

ROBO-ONE 29th Tournament (3 kg or Under)

The tournament winner was King Puni by Osaka Sangyo University.  The 2nd place was Chromkid by Kupapa.  The 3rd place was Gargoyle KID by Yoshida Familia .  Result of the tournament is here.

Broadcasting service was carried out by niconico LIVE and the videos were keeping in this site.  Kanto Robot Practice also uploaded some videos of ROBO-ONE 29th to their YouTube Channel.  

Final Match: King Puni vs Chromkid
The winner was King Puni.

ROBO-ONE (3 kg or Under) of 15th on May 4, 2009 , 17th on March 21, 2011, 19th on Oct 9, 2011, 20th on March 25, 2012, 21st on Sep 2, 2012, 23rd on Sep 14-15, 2013 , 24th on Feb 15-16, 2014 , 25th on Sep 13-14, 2014 , 26th on Mar 14-15, 2015, 27th Sep 26-27, 2015 and 28th on Feb 13-14, 2016 on were also described in this blog.

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

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