The match of the millennium: Robot Soccer
In the year 2050 an extraordinary soccer match will be held. For the first time robots and humans will face off on the same field. Competing with the same rules and elements as a traditional match, we will have the opportunity to test just how far we have advanced in the development of robotics and if robots are now possess greater abilities and strength than human beings on the field.
Speaker: Hans-Dieter Burkhard (Germany). The robot soccer expert from the Artificial Intelligence Group at the Humboldt University Berlin will explain the main technological barriers that need to be surpassed before robots and humans playing soccer together will become reality.
RoboGames is the world’s largest open robot competition – styled as the Olympics for robots. It offers 60 different competitions: from humanoids doing kung-fu and acrobatics to vehicles with autonomous navigation and 100kg combat robots. Garnering support and participation from over 30 countries around the globe, the competition gathers different robotic disciplines in a spirit of cross pollination and innovation. This talk will cover the history and future of RoboGames, now in its tenth year.
Speaker: Simone Davalos is a professional robot combat referee, plays with robots for a living, enjoys setting things on fire creatively, and, in the off season, actively pursues her hobby as a low-level bureaucrat for RoboGames and other Robotics Society events.
FUVE association burns from the desire of innovation and entrepreneurship. Formed by 20 students from different universities and specialties they will work to develop technological projects for the XXI century.
Their mission is to provide a platform for develop ideas that can make a difference in the future. Currently their goals are focused on the development of an automated and autonomous submarine capable of performing tasks in the marine environment.
This is one of the first European teams to design an autonomous underwater vehicle unmanned and automated. The project design is very complex because it includes various computer systems, electronic as well as the hull and the propulsion of the submarine. They will talk about the innovations of the submarine: a propulsion system based on pumps with electronic systems full customized and real-time software using JDErobot Software Development Suite. They also share with you their ideas, experiences and future projects.
AISOY: Emotional Robotics
Diego García and Adrián Jiménez explain their vision about Social Robotics, and how AISoy1 tries to complete their objective of offering a programmable social robot for everyone. Discover several new functionalities they're releasing on AISoy1, such as ROS integration, radio apps with Arduino or social networks integration. The idea behind this planning is to "stimulate" people attending their workshop to think about the application they want to program during the practical sessions.
There are associated practical sessions on using the Aisoy SDK in the Workshop areas, with the chance to win a robot for best programming!
Speakers: Diego Ramón García Sánchez and Adrian Jiménez González.
Robocross is the project of Berlin based artist Frank Barnes presenting robodrummer Stickboy Model RC 1007: a robot with 4 arms, 2 legs and 1 head playing classics from Ramones, ACDC, Black Sabbath, Rage against the machine, Led Zeppelin amongst others. (Opening Night)
Robocross (Special, all day Friday 25th)
Frank Barnes from Robocross will be demonstrating his drumming robot, Sticks, to all interested Campuseros in an informal all day open workshop during Friday the 25th. This includes demonstrations and explanation of logic programming with audio / midi, answering technical questions and explanation of mechanics and pneumatics, hands on pneumatic demos with air pistons and of course a robot performance every 30 minutes to an hour!
Two autonomous robots, lighter than their human versions, wrestling on a court following a very similar regulation to the traditional Japanese sport. Same as in the real-life sumo competitions, the robotics version demands the robots to be efficient tracing and pushing the adversary until one of them is defeated by falling outside the circle or even the court. This will be a competition to try out your abilities building and programming robots. Don't miss this one!
Best of Show
The best Campus Party robots have a great opportunity to show all their skills. No matter the type of robot, hardware or software you use. We are very sure your robot has its own specials functionalities.
Show your bot and how your robo-creation can go beyond the others!
Campus Party Europe will be the biggest venue for fans of robotics. If you are working on a project and you want to show it to your fellows we will be waiting for you in this activity.
Here you will find the opportunity to prove your robot skills and your developments. Take advantage of the hints from your colleagues and fans and look for new synergies at the BOT Meeting.
Introduction to NAO robot programmation
This session will show you how to use our Aldebaran graphical programming interface “Choregraphe”. Entirely designed and developed by Aldebaran Robotics, Choregraphe is the programming software that lets NAO users create and edit movements and interactive behaviors simply. We will do a quick intro (15’) followed by a live demo where our speaker will create a behavior for NAO (30’).
Speaker: Benoît Libeau from Aldebaran Robotics.
Windows 8 Kinect Session
Gunter Logemann, Technical Evangelist at Microsoft Germany, has more the 20 years’ experience in developing professional Software for the Windows platform and embedded Systems. Started as Windows Driver Developer he worked as Project Manager and Program Manager in the development Departments of Siemens and Infineon before he joined Microsoft in 2005 to be part of the Core Windows development team with the focus on the Media and Hardware Experience in Windows. He is now part of the Microsoft Evangelism team to promote the Windows 8 developer story and other innovation topics like Kinect for Windows or Robotics.
Conference - Tech Cross 2 area
"IFSys" (Intelligent Flying System)
"IFSys" (Intelligent Flying System) is a student project (mainly financed by sponsors) of the Berlin Institute of Technology in which an unmanned aerial system (UAS) is being developed. The UAS basically consists of a ground control station which is connected to the experimental airplane (ALEXIS) via data link. ALEXIS (wingspan 4m, max. weight 12kg, payload 1kg) has successfully performed flight tests. In the future it will fly autonomously and accomplish tasks independently. This includes flying search patterns and the localization of objects. The flight control laws are designed in Matlab/Simulink. They will be tested using a Hardware in the Loop test environment (openALEXIS), which has been specifically developed as a part of the project.
Speakers: Students from the TU Berlin
Jens Großhans (student project manager)
Alexander Behrens (technical management)
Nils Kunze (project member)
Workshop - Workshop 1 & 2 areas
This three sessions workshop is about programming an AISoy1 robot using AISoy SDK and visual programming interface DIA. Attendees will learn basic concepts of AISoy1 programming, and see advanced uses such as ROS integration, radio communication with Arduino and connection to twitter. If they attend all sessions they will be able to participate on a programming contest with great prizes, to be held on Friday. Attendees can work alone or in groups of two, up to 30 people maximum.
Requirements: Bring your own laptops/computers with a webcam and Virtualbox. We will use an application that simulates AISoy1. Some computers and webcams will be available during the Workshop area 2 session. Participants are encouraged to participate in all workshop sessions to compete for an Aisoy robot!
As it’s not possible having enough AISoy1 robots for every user, during the programming tutorials we will use an application that simulates AISoy1, but users can test their botapps on several real AISoy1 during the third session.
First Workshop session. Thursday 4:30pm-6:30pm Workshop Area 1
In this session people can try SDK, DIA and learn basic programming of AISoy1. AISoy1 will present an idea contest. Attendees will be asked to think about an application using most of the functionalities explained, and they'll have the choice to program it during the next session. Best idea, according to several criteria such as creativity and complexity among others, will receive one AISoy1 as a prize.
Second Session. Friday 10:00am-12:00 am Workshop Area 2
During this session we will remember basic concepts and let the attendees program their botapps for the contest. The AISoy staff will be available for helping.
Third Session. Friday 14:30am-16:30 am Workshop Area 1
The AISoy staff will help the attendees to finish their botapps, and will tour around all participants so that they can explain and show their ideas. No problem if they can't finish everything (there's no time enough to program complex apps), we'll consider several criteria besides implementation. During the 4th quarter we'll announce the winner of the AISoy1 robot.
ActivityTech Cross 2 area
Robotic communities meeting
We are waiting to get all together and try to put faces on all those nicknames. This is the best opportunity to organize your community meeting and spend some time thinking about how to make your community grow. Also, meet new possible members and exchange ideas about activities, meetings and new collaborations that can merge.