Ri-one, a project group of the College of Information Science and Engineering of Ritsumeikan University, which is advised by Professor Tadahiro Taniguchi and Lecturer Yoshinobu Hagiwara, wins the Bronze Award in RoboCup@Home Education Online Challenge 2020, Open Platform, Open Category. Thank you to everyone who supported us! Below are comments from Lecturer Hagiwara.
Ri-one won the Bronze Award at the RoboCup @ Home Education Online Challenge, which was held online June 27-28. While many robot competitions were postponed or canceled, RoboCup competitions were held online. We are very proud of this bright award.
RoboCup @ Home Education Challenge is one of the largest leagues of intelligent robots in the world, a sub league of the @Home League Education Initiative that competes with AI to support human life in the home environment.
Since the first RoboCup Japan Open was held in 2015, it has been deployed all over the world. Despite being held online, this year, 24 teams from around the world participated.
RoboCup @Home Education Challenge: https://www.robocupathomeedu.org/challenges/robocuphome-education-online-challenge-2020#h.p_qp7jd9jh4Tl_
Ri-one participated in the Open Category of RoboCup @ Home Education Online Challenge 2020, Open Platform (the league that does not specify the robot to use) (category without participation age requirement).
The winning teams in RoboCup@Home Education Online Challenge 2020, Open Platform, Open Category are as follows.
Gold Award 1st place: University of Leeds (UK)
Silver Award 2nd place: University of British Columbia (Canada)I heard that members of Ri-one brought a robot back to their boarding house and worked on development using an online conference system. They told me that the Finals demo was also being held in their boarding house. I was in charge of the judging committee of the competition, but with each team having a limited amount of resources available, I participated with various ideas with a strong desire to learn and challenge. I just admired my passion and hard work.
Bronze Award 3rd place: Ritsumeikan University (Japan) Ri-one
*I think winning this award is excellent in competing with prestigious universities.
Ri-one proposed a home-based living support robot that can be operated and operated from a smartphone and demonstrated the real-time communication system using ROS and autonomous movement in the home environment at the final demonstration. In the final match, researchers from universities and companies involved in robotics evaluate each team’s demonstrations and presentations as judges and compete for the average score of all judges. As a result of the examination, the solution proposed by Ri-one and the built system were evaluated and awarded.
You can see the aspect of the award ceremony on the Ri-one member’s Twitter below.