Eurobot 2009

The French Robot Cup is now over. Three (or four) days of full continuous hacking inside a tent with more than 250 french teams leave you a nice souvenir. Lots of tests, pistachio, pasta, beer and fun where always present.


The French Robot Cup is not an easy task, it requires though work. However, we all had a lot of fun designing, doing, debugging and programming this robot.

A summary of the events:

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And the winner is…

…Parki!! By the Kelebulc Team…

That’s how Saturday ended.

On Friday morning we finished one of the 6 strategies of the robot. We knew, that the other teams were also having problems, just like us. But we were not sure their robots were working better or worse than PARKI, so I fixed one of the other 5 strategies on Friday night. We were ready for a death match… Not really, but we were 2/6 ready, though.

I met the other teams on Saturday evening, we realized that this year’s competition is not as easy as it seems. There were no robots ready for a full competition yet, but everyone did a good effort. In the official matches we experienced strange behaviours, never the less we succeeded and won the CRA (Coupe Rhones-Alpes).



It was nice to meet people from other teams and schools, to share experience, knowledge and even sandwiches.

We’re currently optimizing the robot performances, and we hope to have a 100% robot before the French Cup.

Stay tuned.

Hello world!

Hello there!

Welcome to my blog, this is the place where I’ll talk just about everything that catches up my mind.

First off, I’ll introduce myself: I’m an engineering student at “INSA de Lyon” interested in a lot of (sometimes to many) fields : programming (C/C++, Java, Python, SQL, Qt, openCV,  SFML, SDL, PHP,…), robotics, electronics, physics, maths, astronomy, music, languages, swimming and life in general. I’m blogging mostly about these, but other subjects might appear randomly.

I like pasta, however, pizza gets me bored lately… caused by eating it in a daily basis.

I’m currently working in a robotics project with a team from INSA Lyon named “Kelebulc”, we have worked hard for several months to achieve a competent robot that will participate in the French Robotics Cup from the 20 till the 24 may 2009. More info in the official website (in french). I’ll post about our robot soon.

More posts coming soon. Keep tuned.

By Rodrigo Posted in Life