BREAKING NEWS: A battery from one of the SSL teams suddenly caught fire today. while the battery was being charged. A couple of daring competitors attempted to extinguish the flame by throwing water on and fanning the fire. The fire was quickly brought under control, leaving only a horrible smell and mess on the table. […]
Due to last minute problems with the Vision System and lighting getting ready, the teams haven’t been able to do a lot of testing on the fields. This resulted in today’s games postponed to tomorrow (June 21st), and the UBC Thunderbots will now play Immortals tomorrow at 9:00 am Mexico time (7:00 am Vancouver time). […]
Throughout the second day in Mexico, the team has been working all day into solving Mechanical and Electrical problems, while Software is unable to calibrate the Vision System due to lack of cameras on our field. Some robots went for a drive on the field with remote control and the chipper, kicker, dribbler and drive […]
UBC Thunderbots has made the news, on one of Canada’s most-read magazine, MacLean’s. A fantastic video has been created of the team, thanks to Hassan Arshad. With all this support from Canada, pressure is on the UBC Thunderbots, as they compete in the RoboCup World Championship in Mexico. You can read all about it here.
Check out Macleans.ca video about The robot version of Euro 2012, featuring the UBC Thunderbots at the North American Open at UBC. Co-technical team captains Jordan Balanko and Andrea Palmer explain the concept of robot-soccer and building a competitive team. Video: The robot version of Euro 2012
With the team all settled in the hostel, we are now well rested and working on the robots to finish last minute details. They are “Mechanically ready” and “Most things mostly work” on the Electrical side. Software is working on perfecting the code and strategies, and although the weather is wet and cold, the team […]
The Thunderbots have finally arrived in Mexico City! After some confusion at the airport and a long customs line, we made it to our beautiful hostel. We had a lovely dinner at a local restaurant and are now settling down for bed. Tomorrow we’re taking care of the children (the robots) and touring Mexico. We […]
With the schedule released, the UBC Thunderbots are set to play their first match on Wednesday against the Immortals. The team is off today from Vancouver, and a couple of members from Toronto and California. During the next days we’ll maintain you informed of the trip and competition, so be sure to pass by and […]
After some introductions and audience participation, where one lucky audience member won an exclusive Thunderbots golf ball for playing with and scoring on the Chinese team’s robots, the round robin began! The competitions started with a bang as Germany, with Yellow robots, and China with blue robots, battled it out on the field. Not long […]
The Robocup North American Open has officially started! Catch the action on North American Open LIVE! The competing teams are from China, Germany, Waterloo, and of course, UBC. If you are around UBC/Vancouver, make sure to drop by the EDC and cheer for your team!