and the winner is….

… SPQR!!!
I know, this is what you wanted to be true. But it is not, sorry.
The real winners are Los Hidalgos, a very good Spanish team.

A key moment of the Open finals

What happen to the SPQR team? Well, the first two matches were quite bad, bad colour calibration, bad behaviours and some integration trouble.
The last one was actually quite good. Everything we developed so far was integrated and working. The colour calibration was redone and the overall behaviour was somehow the expected one.
Unfortunately we lost at the penalty kicks: our robot reached the ball, but for a bug in the code never kicked the ball.
Too bad for a team that worked every day trying to do its best. The newcomers were a little bit frustrated by this debacle, but I know that this could be a chance to do a better job.

And there will be a good occasion to prove our value very soon: our team will participate to the 1st RoboCup Tournment in Greece, held on May.
Thus, fellas, let’s back to work and let’s win the prize!

Mediterranean Open – Official Schedule

Since the organization seems to be sluggish, here it is the official schedule (the complete round robin combinations are below):

Thursday 18th

  • 9:00 – 9:30 Opening ceremony
  • 10:00 – 11:00 Practice matches for TV
  • 11:00 – 12:00 Practice matches for schools
  • 15:00 – 18:00 Round robin

Friday 19th

  • 10:00 – 11:30 Round robin
  • 12:00 – 14:00 Lunch time
  • 14:00 – 15:00 Round robin

Saturday 20th

  • to be decided: Semi-finals
  • to be decided: Finals
  • 12:30 Ending ceremony

The teams were grouped in these pools:

Pool APool B
A1Nao Team Humboldt GermanyB1SpiTeam Spain
A2MetroSpelBots USAB2SPQR (Cheetah) Chile Italy
A3Kouretes GreeceB3Les Trois Mousquetaires (L3M) France
A4Austrian-Kangaroos AustriaB4Los Hidalgos Spain

Finally, here there are the round robin:

Th. 15:00A1A2B2-B3
Th. 15:30B1B2A1-A2
Th. 16:00A3A4B1-B2
Th. 16:30B3B4A3-A4
Th. 17:00A1A3B3-B4
Th. 17:30B1B3A1-A3
Fr. 10:00A2A4B1-B3
Fr. 10:30B2B4A2-A4
Fr. 11:00A4A1B2-B4
Fr. 11:30B4B1B4-B1
Fr. 14:00A2A3B4-B1
Fr. 14:30B2B3A2-A3

I will keep you posted about the results. Hope to see there!

Let’s start playing!

After two years of really hard work (and I mean really hard!), we moved our first steps
Ehm, ok, our robots moved their first steps. And most important, I saw my 3-years-research run on real platform.
I can understand you are not excited as I am, so I just invite you to came next days at the 1° Mediterranean Open!!!

For facebook-addicted, we have an event too: check it out here!

Remember to bring your caps, some flags, a very big cup of pop-corn (or two, one for me :-)) and some friends!
I wish you enjoy the games!