3rd place for b-it-bots

Monday 7 April 2014
Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg

The b-it-bots, our University's RoboCup team finished third in the @work league of this years' German Open in Magdeburg.

An impressive result, considering that the team consists almost entirely of new members with no former competition experience.

RoboCup @ Work is a new competition that targets the use of robots in work-related scenarios. It aims to foster research and development that enables use of innovative mobile robots equipped with advanced manipulators for current and future industrial applications. Robots cooperate with human workers for complex tasks ranging from manufacturing, automation, and parts handling up to general logistics (www.robocupgermanopen.de).

After the trial runs the b-it-bots-team ranked 4th place. However, due to a near-perfect run in the final the team came in third and got on the podium. Videos of the final can be seen here.

Celebrating the bronze medal: Our Master-students Oscar Lima, Shehzad Ahmed, Bipin Kumar, Santosh Thoduka, Devvrat Arya, Alexander Moriarty and Ashok Sundaram, Prof. Dr. Gerhard Kraetzschmar and research associates Frederik Hegger and Sven Schneider.

For some more impressions of the RoboCup German Open, please visit the teams' facebook-page.

Congratulations to the successful team and their coaches!