|Name of Model: Serious NXT Soccer|
|Created by: Daniele Benedettelli and Mario Ferrari|
|Found at: http://robotics.benedettelli.com/soccer1.htm|
|Details: There are some things that we all know are possible, but that few of us have actually gone all-in on. For example, you probably could build a passable Mindstorms NXT soccer-playing robot - or a score-keeping robot, or a simple mechanism that returns a ball that's fallen off a court. Here, it's pushed over the top - a custom-built soccer competition table is automated with a ball-return and score counter, and manned by three additional NXT-based robots - an overhead skycam and two competing soccer players. |
It also helps that the soccer players are actually pretty good. Third-party sensors are used to allow them to navigate to their side of the field (through RFID) and to seek out a blinking ball (through IR).
Monday, January 17, 2011
Posted by Dan at 11:51 PM