we are the RoboCup Junior Team FRT from Berlin. Since 2010 we compete in the category Soccer A lightweight.
2010 and 2011, our robot was based on the NXT platform. For 2012, we switched to Arduino.
We are currently the reigning German champion and Vize-worldchampion. Since we are no longer active at the RoboCup Junior
, we want to publish our project, as the first RoboCup Junior team ever, provide open source, to make it
possible that everybody start in the competition with a good based platform.
Briefly on RoboCup Junior. The RoboCup Junior is a competition for young people up to 20 years. There are several
Categories where robot from different teams compete. One of this is soccer. In this league play
two autonomous robots against two other autonomous robots. Every year in Germany you can qualify
for the German championship, where you can qualify for the World Cup.
A small video of us, so that the can imagine figuratively.
Our robot is consist of 3 x 5W maxon motors, 2x L6205 motor driver, 14x TSOP 1140 infrared sensors, 4x SRF10
Ultra sounds sensors, 1x CMPS 10 compass sensor, a light barrier and the Ardunio Mega2560 who control everything.
For moving we used our self designed Omniwheels, which allowes us to move in all directions. With the TSOP's,
we locate the ball and with the light barrier we check, whether we have the Ball itself. With the ultrasonic
sensors, we can locate ourself on the field and by the compass we always know in which direction we are and
shoot at goal which we should. For debugging We have an LCD display from Sparkfun.
The whole project can be download for free on our website: http://first-robocup.org/?lang=de&page=roboter§ion=opensource
In this project are many tips, hints and tactics which we have implemented.
Important, it is not our competition code in there, the driving style, how we move behind
the ball in a efficient way, we have taken out or simplified, since we do not want
that all team have the same tactic. But we have explained how we do it, you have to realize that
in your code by yourself.
We would be very pleased about your sugestions and your criticism.
You can write us and ask questions here in the forum or at frt.robotik(at)gmail.com, we'll try
response as quickly as possible.
If you use something of the code please send us what you use an if you use it for RoboCup. We want to
see if the project help someone out there.
Tobias of the team FRT
ps: sry for my bad english