Jennifer and the UofM Humanoids team competed at the IRC Robot World in Seoul, Korea. Robot World is the largest robotics event in Korea with 12,000 participants and spectators. Jennifer won 3rd place in the sprint event and in the marathon. There were 12 teams total and new world records in both events. The team's Firefly hats were also apparently a big media hit.
We were really happy with our results at this year's FIRA Hurocup competition in Bristol, UK. The FIRA Hurocup is one of the oldest robotics competitions in the world, and currently consists of a wide array of events, from basketball free-throws and obstacle races, to unified soccer (having your robot join a team that is not pre-arranged), and all challenges must be run with the same unmodified robot.
This year, we came in second in unified soccer, and ranked fourth in weightlifting and the marathon, and fifth in sprinting. See the Gallery for many more images, and the Videos section for related footage. Congratulations to the team and thanks for the hard work of our lab members.