We have had a couple of publications this year on improving robotics competitions to encourage greater breadth and adaptivity in entries. One of these, just presented at an associated IJCAI workshop, was mentioned in an article published in the well-known German technology review Heise Online. A reasonable English Translation is available (via google language tools).

Our team leaves for the FIRA competition, and the associated International Conference on Advanced Humanoid Robotics Research in Incheon, Korea, on August 5th.