Robotics Erlangen is a group of about 25 students from the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. We are based at the Chair of Computer Science 4, Distributed Systems and Operating Systems at the Technical Faculty. However, our members study not only computer science but also other technical disciplines such as mechatronics, electrical engineering, or mechanical engineering.
Since 2007, we have dedicated ourselves to the world of robot soccer. Operating the beautiful game through small robots is a real challenge. According to the regulations of RoboCup, the soccer match must take place completely autonomously – during the game, we are only allowed to cheer.
From 2015 to 2019, our team also included a Logistics League squad. This team, based at the Chair of Production Automation (FAPS), focused on automated production technology using robots. For this purpose, during the tournament, production facilities need to be explored, approached, and operated to produce products in the shortest possible time and then transport them to the desired acceptance or further processing locations.
Once a year, in the summer, the World Championship, the RoboCup, takes place. The venue changes every year, and so the RoboCup 2023 was played in Bordeaux. In 2022, the RoboCup was held in Bangkok, where we achieved an excellent 2nd place. The year before, the tournament had to take place digitally due to the COVID situation at that time. Nevertheless, we were able to secure the title of Vice World Champion even in that format.
In addition to the RoboCup, there are also several national competitions, such as the IranOpen or GermanOpen, as well as many small tournaments that we organize together with other teams like the TIGERs Mannheim. Particularly worth mentioning is the friendly tournament in Crailsheim, which takes place annually in April. But also in special events, such as the Bundesgartenschau 2023 in Mannheim or as the main exhibitor for Nissan during the Champions League final, we have been represented.
But we are not only active internationally, but also on a national level at our own university. Our robots showcase their talent at many events like various student contact fairs. And the Long Night of Sciences regularly brings our robot lab to life.
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