Last weekend, the annual RoboCup World Championships were held in Sydney, Australia. As our employees are very passionate about robotics, we have two employees who participated in separate teams at this event. Janno Lunenburg is part of the Tech United @Home team, who earned the World Championship with their care robot HERO in the RoboCup@Home Domestic Standard Platform League. In this league, all teams participate with the same robot: the Toyota Human Support Robot (THSR). However, the teams develop their own software. The HERO robot by Tech United is especially rewarded for its ‘world model’, the digital representation of the world.
In addition, Ruben Arts, intern at Smart Robotics, participated at RoboCup as well. Ruben is part of the RoboHub Eindhoven team, who participated in the RoboCup@Work League, focusing on the industrial use of robots in work-related scenarios. It was their first time participating at a RoboCup World Championship, and they have scored 900 points, which is more than they ever did before.
Congratulations to both teams and of course our employees on their great performance!
Photo’s by Tech United and Robohub Eindhoven