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New Event of Sumo Robot for School Students Starting From Singapore Robotic Game 2019 (SRG2019)

Students enjoy sumo robot.
iSumoBot

Sumo Robot is one of the most popular robotics events in the world, where two robots try to push each other out of a circular ring. The robot had a size limit of 20cmX20cm and weight limit of 3kg. The sumo ring is a round platform with diameter about 1.5m. The Singapore Robotic Games had been hosting Sumo Robot Game for many year with great success. From 2019, We are planning to introduce the Sumo Robot School Completion to allow students from primary school to secondary school to have the chance to experience the exciting game. Sumo robot is categorized in Remote Control and Autonomous events. This game will provide good training for participants in programming (Scratch Block/Arduino/C), sensors and motion, artificial Intelligence, and mechanical system. The participating students will have good exposure in the area of STEM and able to compete in overseas sumo robot events as well.

iNOVA Microsystems is working with SRG to provide a demo game in SRG2018 to allow potential interested participants to have hands-on experience on robot kit set and how to use and program the kit set. All are welcomed. The venue and time of the demo game is as below.

Time: 2018 Jan 24th, Wednesday, 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Venue: Annexe Hall 1, Science Centre, Singapore

For more information about the kit set, please visit http://www.inovamicro.com/isumobot.html.

In the mean time, visitors are also able to enjoy the excitement of the annual Singapore Robotic Game 2018 that is hosted in the Science Center at the above venue from 24th Jan to 25th Jan 2018. Below is the program schedule.

For more information about the Singapore Robotic Games, please visit http://guppy.mpe.nus.edu.sg/srg/

Visit iNOVA Microsystems Booth E19 @ MSE2015 and win cool electric scooter

Manufacturing Solutions Expo (MSE) 2015 will be held on 30 September to 2 October at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. The 2nd edition returns with more innovative solutions, cost effective technologies and products to improve business productivity and efficiency within and beyond manufacturing industries.

Visit iNOVA Microsystems @Booth E19 to check various products and services we offer. All our visitors stand a chance to win a MobileSkoot Model 7 high performance electric scooter. The details of the lucky draw is below.

Highlight of Our Exhibition

Motor Controller Products

inovamicro motor controller
inovamicro motor controller

DC Motor Products

inovamicro DC motors

Industrial Automation and Robotic System Design

inovamicro Industrial Automation Design

Electronic Design and Development Service

inovamicro electronic design service

B&R Industrial Automation Product

B&R Automation Products

Our iServeBot Service Robot Concept for Restaurant

iServeBot inovamicro

The Lucky Draw for ONE MobileSkoot Model 7 Electric Scooter

MobileSkoot Model 7 Specification
MobileSkoot Model 7

To participate in the lucky draw, visitors are required to visit our booth with their business card. All visitors are required to fill up the lucky draw form to be eligible. The draw will be conducted within two weeks after the exhibition. The result will be updated in this page and our Facebook page. Please stay tuned for our announcement. Notification email will be sent out once the result is out.

To keep updated, you may

  1. Like our Facebook Page
  2. Make friends to our official Facebook Account named “Inovamicro Sg
  3. Make sure you contact information is correct in the form.

Being Part of the Winning Team @Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2015

ITE EcoTraveller @ ShellEcoRace2015

This year, iNOVA Microsystems became the technology partner and sponsor for ITE College West to provide high-efficiency electric motor driver for their EcoTraveller car.

EcoTraveller Back View

Shell EcoMarathon

EcoTraveller Side View

ITE EcoTraveller (Shell Eco-Marathon)

Team EcoTraveller from ITE College West placed third in the battery electric prototype category, clocking 324 km – almost equivalent to driving from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur along the North-South Highway – using one kilowatt of electrical energy. (Strait Times News)

The Shell Eco-Marathon is an annual competition sponsored by Shell, in which participants build special vehicles to achieve the highest possible fuel efficiency. The Eco-Marathon is held around the world with events in Europe, the Americas and Asia. Entrants come from several backgrounds including enthusiastic amateurs, university teams and staff of major motor manufacturers.

The Teams Participating Shell Eco Marathon 2015

Shell EcoMarathon 2015

The motor driver is a special derivative from our iMOTO Smart Motor Driver. The motor driver had been used in high efficient pump driving in marine industries. To meet the special efficiency requirements for Shell Eco-Marathon, we used special low resistance MOSFET and tailored the firmware with special driving scheme to achieve maximum efficiency. The driver is also built to be compatible with the Mitsuba Brushless Motor used by the EcoTaveller as the main power plant.

The motor driver has a serial interface that takes in command from the main vehicle controller to accelerate and de-accelerate the car from the driver’s throttle movement.

The Customized Motor Driver

ITE EcoTraveller Motor Driver @ Shell EcoMarathon

Testing the driver in our lab

In Vehicle Motor testing with brakes Applied

The EcoTraveller team from ITE College West

EcoTraveller Team

The crew was busy setting up the car before the race

EcoTraveller

 

EcoTraveller

EcoTraveller

EcoTraveller

The technical panel was examining the car for compliance.

EcoTraveller

 

Ecotraveller @ Shell Eco Marathon

EcoTraveller was practicing on the track

EcoTraveller @ Shell Eco Marathon

The heat is ON! (Courtesy of Shell.com)

 

How is Robot Soccer Game Played (FIRA MiroSot)

FIRA MiroSot Robot Soccer Game
The robot soccer game that iSoccerBot is designed for is called MiroSot. It is started and organized by FIRA (The Federation of International Robot-soccer Association) from Korea, which saw its first international championship held in 1996 KAIST Korea.

There are other robot soccer game like humanoid robot soccer, Robocup robot soccer. Most of the robot soccer games are either too slow or discontinuous, or overly complex to operate.  FIRA MiroSot is by far the fastest, competitive and most exciting to watch.

Robot Soccer Game Video (FIRA World Cup 2011 Final)

The Game Setup

The robot soccer system consists of robot players, RF transmitters, machine vision cameras and game computer.  iSoccerBot system includes all the parts so the game-play-strategy is what the programmer need to focus in. 

soccer robot system architecture

 

FIRA Mirosot Setup

FIRA Mirosot Playfield and Its Set Up

 

FIRA 2011

Team Members Watching The Game Nervously

 

 

FIRA 2011

Audience watching the game

 

Game Rules:
Like the human soccer game, the objective of the game is to score goals against your opponent team. The game is played in small league (3 vs 3), middle league (5 vs 5) and large league (11 vs 11).

The game computer is the brain of the team and controls the movement of all the robot players

The robot players are wheel based and they score the goal by pushing the orange golf ball into the opponent goal area. There is no restrictions to how the goal is scored and how the team is defending, except not to violate the following rules
1. Over Defending: Not more than THREE robot players (including goal keeper) are allowed in your own penalty area. Violation will result in penalty kick.
2. Charging Goalkeeper: The goal score is only valid when the opponent goal keeper is not pushed any offending players during the scoring attempt.

 

Referee:
Yes, like the real soccer game, the robot soccer game requires a referee. While whistling the game, the referee may give goal kick, free kick or penalty kick when necessary. The game referee is a qualified human being.

FIRA 2011 referee

Free Kick:
If the ball is stuck (stop moving) due to whatever reason, the referee will call a Free Kick at the nearest free kick spot. Free Kick allows one robot form each side to run towards the ball from a equal distance. It is a little like the jump ball of basketball game.

Goal Kick:
If the goal keeper is pushed by the other team, the referee will call for goal kick. A defender robot will kick the ball without interference.

Penalty Kick:
Penalty kick is one on one. The rest of the robots will wait outside the penalty area.

There are other rules like time-out call or free kick under dead ball situation. You may find details in FIRA Mirosot Robot Soccer Rules.

Length of Game:
The game consists of two half time, with 5 minutes for each half. Any stoppage time is not counted in the game time.

iSoccerBot_Ball

iSoccerBot Robot

Robot Specification:
The robot player must conform the following specifications
1. Size: Not bigger than 75mmX75mm.
2. Color ID: The robot must carry color ID that is contain BLUE or YELLOW color.
3. Dribbling coup: If the robot is equipped with dribbling scoop, the depth of the scoop should be more than 30% of the golf ball diameter
iSoccerBot Robot Soccer System (FIRA MiroSot)

iSoccerBot System Components

iSoccerBot System:

iNOVA Microsystems launches iSoccerBot system in 2011 to help to make FIRA MiroSot game more accessible to all the educational institute and general public.

Playfield for the game:
The games is playing in playfield (soccer pitch), whose physical dimensions is specified in the FIRA Mirosot Robot Soccer Rules.

Award:

Together with the launch of iSoccerBot system, iNOVA Microsystems participated the follow competitions in 2011 and won all the championship titles

  • Singapore Robotic Game 2011: Champion of MiroSot
  • FIRA World Cup 2011: Champion of MiroSot
  • IROC 2011 MiroSot Invitational Cup: Champion

SRG2011 MiroSot TrophySingapore Robotic Games 2011 MiroSot Champion TrophyFIRA 2011 MiroSot Trophy

FIRA World Cup 2011 MiroSot Champion Trophy

Success Story of Our Customers

Since the launch of iSoccerBot, customers that were using our system were able to concentrate on strategy development and perform well in regional and international robot soccer arena.

  • 2013 Malaysia Cup Champion: UKM
  • 2013 FIRA World Cup Champion: UKM
  • 2013 Singapore Robotic Game Mirosot Champion: ITE College Central
  • 2013 FIRA World Cup 1st Runner Up: ITE College Central
  • 2014 Malaysia Cup Champion: UKM
  • 2014 FIRA World Cup Champion: PSP Malaysia
  • 2015 Singapore Robotic Game Mirosot Champion: ITE College West

We will continue to post technical articles about FIRA MiroSot in the area of system operation, how to design the strategy and how to implement them in the software. Please like our Facebook page to stay updated.