News archive: 2015

New Nao’s Naming Ceremony


Today the new Nao’s were baptized and given their names. We welcome Eska, Zuko, Hama, Iroh and Desna to our robotics team! Inspired by Avatars legend of Aang and Korra; these five humanoids will bend the new students to their will, teaching them about the fundamental elements of robotics. After the names were given, Hama […]

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We found some young researchers


During the Robotics day organised by De Jonge Onderzoekers we saw a lot of potential ‘young researchers’ ranging from age 3 to 61. Most were only visiting, but some were working with Lego Mindstorms, Arduino’s, 3D printers, custom robots; in short — the lot. We were given a nice spot on the ground floor which […]

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Robotics day in Groningen


Alice and Nao are getting ready to join De Jonge Onderzoekers next Sunday to show young researchers what can be done with and in Robotics. They will need to get up at 8 so we’ll them start with a cup of coffee. Together with the First Lego League and First Tech Challenge team, Impossible Robotics, […]

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Final day of the RoboCup


The 2018 World Cup is fast approaching, with national sides making their final preparations ahead of this summer’s tournament. We now know the groups after December’s draw. England have been put together with Belgium, Tunisia and Panama in Group G. Gareth Southgate’s side were not among the top seeds, meaning they featured in pot two […]

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Second day of the competition


The second day started with the person recognition test. Alice first had to scan a person, and after that she had to find the same person again in a group of six. Alice was not able to track the specific person, but she was able to tell us that there was one woman in the […]

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Start of the competition


The competition started smoothly with the RoboZoo yesterday morning.¬†We did a small game with the children, in which they could communicate with Alice. Alice asked the children to guess a number between 1 and 10, and all the children guessed ambitiously. The navigation task went very well, Alice navigated trough the bedroom and living room. […]

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Setting up: Day 2


The second day started early, to be in time for the openening ceremony. It was inspiring to see how much the Iranian RoboCup competition has grown in the last 10 years. The Team has been busy all day with programming and testing Alice, preparing the presentation of tonight and with making models of the object, […]

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Alice and Team BORG arrived in Iran


Last night, we arrived safely at our Olympic hotel in Iran. After a short night and a for us unusual breakfast, we walked to the RoboCup venue. We unpacked Alice carefully out of the red flightcase, and fortunately she appeared to be unharmed. Alice is built up, and the Team is working hard to prepare […]

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Alice and the team have been preparing for months and we are heading to the IranOpen RoboCup@Home competition! Well.. tomorrow. Today was about last-minute packing and “don’t forget your toothbrush and those extra ethernet cables!” During the next week we will try to keep you updated on Alice, the challenges and the team. See you […]

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Introducing Alice


Alice would like to tell you about her first experiences with the BORG team. She explains her actions as she goes and is hungry for more! After this successful demo, the team is eager to work towards the challenges of the upcoming Robocup@Home competitions. A longer version can also be found on youtube:

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