The price to get to Mexico

For those who are not into RoboCup: it´s world cup time in Mexico! But to participate one has to get there. Our team had to split, due to several reasons. So Marcus and I (Paul) decided to get there together. We wanted to get there cheaply. And the cheapest way to get to Mexico was […]

At the clinic

Our robots´s are in Paris at the Nao clinic. For the first time in our team´s history we have sent them to Aldebaran so early. We hope that they will be ready for the RoboW. The good thing is that our simulator is almost ready, so we can keep working! Moreover the Naos are not […]

First game is over

We lost the first game 2-3. It was very close and we did look good. The only bad thing was that we played 80% of the time with only 3 robots and 30% with only two: Battery problems and a broken stick made our game impossible to win. After our 1:0 advantage we could make […]

Schedule

In a few minutes we will have our first game. We are still waiting for our repaired robot from Aldebaran, so with bad luck, we can play with only 3 Naos :( We play in a group with HTWK Leipzip and DAInamite. The complete schedule for all teams can be found at tzi.de We will […]

We arrived

This year we arrived as one of the first teams. We seem to be better prepared than the years before :D Without Marcus (who had an injury) and without Heinrich (who is going to Seattle) we are not having really a chance, but anyway, we are here, we are willed to win and we do […]

The Doors would say it like this…

We won and lost once. Not enough to come forth. The Doors would say: This is the end Beautiful friend This is the end My only friend, the end Of our elaborate plans, the end Of everything that stands, the end No safety or surprise, the end Nothing more to say :(

We are back in the game – for now

We may not be at the level of Iran Open, but, we are on a good way on it. We beat Nubots in the penalty shoot out. So we made it to the next round. Now we are in a group with B-Human, Dutch Nao Team and Pennalizers. It´s going to be hard again… Paul´s […]

One defeat and one draw with the NAOs

After heavy initial problems due to our infrastructure changes, we lost the first game 0-6 and tied the second game 0-0! So wo have to play in the intermediate round against SPQR Chile, Nubots or Edinferno. Let´s hope for the best and work even harder to win this game. At least we did better in […]

Let the games begin!

We are in Istanbul! The hostel is o.k., the weather is great (for computer scientists – that we are – it may not be too important :), we have cought a good spot close to our field and the team is highly motivated . We are in group c where we will play against Austin […]

Istanbul here we come!

The RoboCup world championship in Istanbul will be a great experience! We are all really excited and will do our best to win the games. Since we are changing all our infrastructure, it will be (as every competition) a real hard fight instead of a funny robot soccer entertainment. We will keep you up to […]

4th place in the simulation!

After reaching the semifinals in the simulation, we were kicked out by the BoldHearts which made the first place. Since there were 24 teams this is the unofficial world championchip, so this is really a good result! Offcourse we are a little bit disappointed – especially Yuan who was coding all the nights and did […]

And the winner is…

…Nao Team Humboldt! …NAO TEAM HUMBOLDT! …NAO TEAM HUMBOLDT! It was again a very close game: we tied 2-2 and had penalty shoot out. The pitty was, that Cerberos had no goalie in the beginning. So after 2-0 we took our time out to allow Cerberos to fix their goalie… …we are so happy but […]

Update FINALS!!!!

As mentioned before we had a real hard discussion on the semifinal game against MRL from Iran. They had concerns about a referee´s decision. They claimed there was a local gamestuck (one robot is doing nothing and blocking the ball so that other robots can´t find the ball). This situation then lead to a goal […]

FINALS!!!!

We made it! All the details later. We can already tell that it was f***ing close!   STOP! The opponent is challenging the result, so they are asking us to repeat the second half. We are really in a conflict. What shall we do?

We are in the semifinals

We made it through the intermediate round and are in the semifinals where we are going to play against the Iranean team MRL! We hope to win and will inform you after the match. Until then there´s still a lot of work to do. As here for the goalie. Programming on the field for the […]

Disappointing draw vs. Cerberus

This morning started with the welcoming. It collided with our first game, so we could not join the whole ceremony, but only the beginning. Afterwards we had only few minutes to prepare the Nao’s for the game. We made it in time and tied 2-2 versus Cerberus. This is disappointing inasmuch as we could have […]

Today is our first game

In the SPL we are in a group with Cerberus (Turkey) and the Dutch Nao Team (Netherlands). This was announced at the Technical Commitee. The procedure is as always: first every team plays against all other teams of its group. There are two groups. The two first places are directly qualified for semifinals. The other […]

Iran here we come

The last days of GermanOpen were very stressfull and so we hoped to get enough sleep before starting in the IranOpen… Well, we arrived at 5 am and it took not less than 4 hours to arrive at the “Hotel”. It is situated within the olympic town of Tehran and it was some kind of […]

There is hope!

In the last days we all were focussed on the standard platform league. We had a lot of things to fix and so the simulation league just went fine without too much incidents. We reached the semifinals so far. So stay tuned!

The difference between pessimists and optimists

We can´t win anymore BUT we still can save our honor and our moral is up again after the short breakdown! Since we get a crate of beer from the others (RoboEireann if we win against the devils) and from the devils if we loose, the party tonight is saved and as we have nothing […]

Disaster versus RoboEireann

After a very promissing game yesterday against B-Human, today everything went wrong: One Nao broke its neck, another one crashes all the time and our motions were not as good as expected. The good news was, that the Nao Devils helped us out with one of their robots, so we could keep playing 4 vs. […]

Good bye good night sleep

Today we have our first game at 11:20am. So we decided to get up at 5am to fix some issues before playing. The problem is, that we decided to do that at 1am! So we slept only a couple of hours, literally. I don´t know what is better: to win and get to the semifinals […]

During the game Nao Team Humboldt vs. B-Human

Here we still had all players in the game. Notice that three of our players were punished because of pushing, so that we had to play the last seconds of the game only with the goalie, which ran away right after kick off right back into his goal :D

B-Human 9 NaoTH 0

If one only takes the final result into account, one might think, we sucked…but we didn´t! We were the first team which did not loose by 10:0 We played for the first time with 4 players (only the second half) and it looked not that bad. But as always there´s so much to do that […]

The moment of truth

So in a few minutes the B-Human team is going to find out what it takes to beat us :D 16:30 is kick-off. Lets hope we survive the first half! All the results can be found at the tzi.de page.

GermanOpen 2011 in Magdeburg

This year is a jubilee: the 10th birthday of the German Open! However, it is not much to see of it: All the teams are highly focused on work, not on party. After a disappointing 0-0 draw against Kouretes we shot an impressively lucky, long-lasting and well deserved goal against the Bembelbots. After a 1-0 […]

Unser Schuss geht wieder

Nachdem wir Schwierigkeiten hatten schnell und doll zu schießen, hat Heinrich soeben den Fehler auf elegante Weise gelöst: “Ich hab den Bug zwar nicht gefunden, aber ich hab ihn behoben” :D Wir können wieder kicken (Was auch Zeit wurde)!