RoboCup 2018: to compete in Montreal

RoboCup 2018: to compete in Montreal

June 2018

Bystronic wishes from Switzerland every success at the world robot championships. The RoboCup 2018 will take place in Canada from June 18 to 23.

This year, the students of the Higher College of Technology Mittelland (HFTM) from Biel, Switzerland, will once again compete in the RoboCup with their robotics team. The world championships of intelligent robots will take place from June 18 to 23 in Montreal, Canada.

During the RoboCup 2018, teams from approximately 35 countries will compete in the five main disciplines: football, rescue robots, industry, junior, and logistics. In the logistics discipline, from Switzerland has been one of the top contenders for several years. In 2014 (in Brazil) and 2017 (in Japan), the team finished in third place, and in 2015 (in China) and 2016 (in Germany) they even won the silver medal.

The conditions of the competition in the logistics discipline simulate a manufacturing environment that is as close as possible to real life. One of the tasks is to program three robots before the competition begins, in order to make them work together to manufacture special products. The robots have to plan, execute, and optimize the production process. The aim is for the robots to deliver a finished product. Prior to the competition, the teams are permitted to modify their robots with sensors or processors and to adapt the programming. During the 20-minute competition sequence, the robots must work completely autonomously and may not be remotely controlled.

The members of change every year and always consists of second-year students of the full-time System Engineering course of the HFTM. Bystronic has been the team’s main sponsor since 2015. We wish the every success at the RoboCup 2018 and will follow their progress closely. 2018 consists of systems engineering students and instructors from the Higher College of Technology Mittelland (HFTM). 2018 consists of systems engineering students and instructors from the Higher College of Technology Mittelland (HFTM).

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