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KCGI Team Wins 8th Place -- ET Robocon Kansai Regional Competition

Two-wheel self-propelled robot runs on the circuit-ET Robocon 2012 Kansai region conference (sponsored by the Embedded Systems Technology Association) on the theme of technical education in the field of embedded software, September 16 (Sun), Kyoto University of Information Studies It was held at the Kyoto Ekimae Satellite Grand Hall, and the student team “Dot Kyoto” of The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics (KCGI) won the 8th place for the first time.Although the team did not qualify for the national tournament, it was the best result for a student team and gave us hope for next year.

The purpose of the ET Robot Contest is to make an identical two-wheeled self-propelled robot (an inverted pendulum using LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT) run an obstacle course according to regulations, and to compete in terms of time, obstacle clearance, and the level of model diagrams that show the concept of the software to be incorporated.KCGI and KCG provide the venue for the Kansai Regional Conference in the form of "special cooperation and hosting cooperation".

Twenty-six teams from all over the Kansai region participated in the competition.The university's "Dot Kyoto" team cleared the basic stage with no obstacles on the first try (OUT course).On the second try (IN course), the robot cleared the basic stage as well, but stopped after knocking down the next obstacle, the lookup gate (a hurdle that the robot must pass by tilting it on its back).With this good performance, the team took 6th place in the driving category and 8th place overall.

The team consists of Muneki Uragami, Daisuke Yamauchi, Takanari Hiroto, and Keisuke Yamazaki, all first-year KCGI students.Mr. Yusuke Kawachi, an alumnus and currently a specially appointed researcher at Osaka University, also assisted.Ms. Uragami, the leader of the team, said, "Thanks to the time we spent working on it this year, we were able to achieve our goal of clearing the basic stage.I want to pass on this experience as a reference for next year and beyond," he said with a smile.

The "Dot Kyoto" robot that explodes.
A member of
A member of "Dot Kyoto".
Front row, from left, Mr. Hiroto, Ms. Uragami, and Mr. Yamazaki.
Back row, from left, Mr. Yamauchi and Mr. Kawachi