B-it bots back on top of the podium again!

Wednesday 25 September 2019
A tournament of the European Robotics League took place at the weekend in Milton Keynes, England. Both household robot Lucy and our logistics model youbot impressed jury and spectators alike and won in their category!

After winning the German Championship and the World Championship in July in Sydney, our robotics team was able to add one more victory -or two:

The European Robotics League is comparable to the Champions League in soccer: the competition series is held throughout the year in various European cities. Different robot types compete in different leagues such as household, logistics and rescue.

The tournament in Milton Keynes took place on the theme of Smart City. Here, the robots had to face the challenges of modern city life and master scenarios from a shopping mall.

The b-it bots competed with both teams:

The youbot of the @work team tried his hand at unusual terrain: instead of going shopping in the logistic environment of a warehouse like at the World Cup, he went shopping in the Pick & Pack Challenge. In the final, the little orange helper prevailed against his French competitor Catie.


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Finalists: robot Catie from France and the H-BRS youbot

Our @home team succeeded equally with household robot Lucy: She won her challenge by successfully recognizing a door, opening it and passing through. This sounds simple, but for an autonomous robot it is a highly complex sequence of individual analysis processes and steps.

Despite all the competition, there was once again a lively exchange between the teams from five European countries at this tournament. In addition to cups and certificates, everyone involved is always interested in pushing things forward together. Industry representatives also showed interest and exchanged ideas with the participating students at the evening get-together.


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Rightly proud: The b-it bots at the award ceremony in Milton Keynes