Falcons returned from the World Championship RoboCup in Leipzig, Germany, where we put new software and hardware enhancements to the test against the top teams in the world.
One of the most encouraging aspects was how much ASML's robots had increased in reliability. In previous games two or sometimes three robots broke down, but we now ended most games with all five robots in the field. The new, built-from-scratch software had some hiccups during the setup days, but as soon as these were under control it turned out to be very stable and flexible. We now can change robot behaviors or strategy in the halftime breaks without a problem.
The Falcons head to Germany to participate in the Robocup World Championship 2016.
This year the event is held from June 27 th – July 3 rd at the exhibition grounds in Leipzig, where we expect to face teams from all over the world.
From March 30 - April 3, the Evoluon will host the RoboCup European Open tournament. The Falcons will be there and participate in this great tournament. Come support us or just simply have a look in the world of robots. And the best of it all:
For more information have a look at the RoboCup European website
Over the five days of the RoboCup European Open competition, the Falcons battled other robot soccer teams from all over Europe. The first three days were qualifying games. Then we had to beat our neighbors VDL to get the last spot in the semi-finals. The game ended in a 4 - 1 win for us. We made it!
In the semi-finals, we met Tech United from the University of Eindhoven. Being former world champions, this was not exactly an equal match for us and we lost. This led us to a fight for 3rd/4th place on the last day. In this match, we came up against Carpe Noctem from the University of Kassel in Germany.
Technology is the future! So it is very important to increase the number of people interested in technology and having more students choose a technical studies/career path. ASML invests in Technology Promotion and being closely related to ASML, the Falcons Demo Team support the ASML Technology Promotion activities. We will also present and give demonstrations at schools or other places of interest.