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The Pulse of small size Holland
Qualification Saxion and Windesheim RoboCup team Small Size Holland Last week the Robocup team of Saxion and Windesheim qualified for the world cup in Nagoya, Japan which will be in July of 2017. After months of hard work the team sent a qualification video which shows that the robots are capable of driving autonomously. The qualification ensures that the robots who compete at the world cup have potential to play games at a high level.
Visit from international transition class Friday, March 10th, ten students of the international transition class at Stedelijk Lyceum in Enschede visited SSH. Here, they got involved with robotics and the RoboCup. Together with several team members they visited the Saxion LEGO Education Innovation studio for a hands-on robotics workshop. After the workshop the students toured the lab where the team is busy developing the robots.
International transition class The international transition class is a group of students aged between 12 and 18 who have moved to the Netherlands recently, some of them coming from troubled areas around the world.
Gen4, the complete redesign During the spring of 2016, we realized that the Gen3 robots had issues driving straight, due to the wheels having different angles to one another. We decided to use the same angles between the wheels. The main reasons for this were the ease of controlling a robot and a higher speed in all directions. This meant there was less space for the dribbler/chip/kick module. Also there wouldn’t be enough space to fit the current solenoids in with the current wheel module.