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About our Robots

The first generation AIBO ERS-110 was released in Japan and US in 1999. The release caused a frenzy and the production of 3,000 AIBOs for Japan were sold out in a mere 20 minutes over the Internet and the 2,000 in the US were all gone in four days.

UNSW was lucky that Sony supplied the AIBO’s for the first year and was able to enter with the ERS-110’s. Since then we have kept up to date with the latest models through the ERS-210’s, 210 SuperCores, right through to the ERS-7s. It is now a major cost in our rUNSWift (UNSW) Robocup budget.

The amount of research we do with them has them running many more hours per year than Sony’s design as an entertainment robot allow – steadily the parts wear out and break. We have boxes of broken legs, cores and heads!

2019 UNSW RoboCup

As of 2019, the UNSW Robocup Team currently utilises the Nao Robot within it’s domestic and international competitions. A autonomous,programmable humainoid robot developed by Aldebaran Robotics. The Nao robot is controlled by a specialised Linux-based operating system,dubbed Naoqi. The OS powers to robot’s multimedia system to ultimately to deliver the cutting-edge performance that our team strives for.

Our Timeline

1999-2000 Robocup AIBO
64-bit RISC processor
8MB Memory Stick
camera: 180,000 pixel color CCD camera
Stereo Microphone, Mono speaker
Comes with two special Li-Ion Batteries
2 LEDs in face

2008 RoboCup- V2 Nao
Geode LX800 processor
32MB Memory Stick
0.3 Megapixel digital camera 
640 x 480 pixel 30fps
Wireless LAN (standard)
2001-2002 Robocup AIBO
4-bit RISC processor
8MB Memory Stick
Camera: 100,000 pixel CMOS 176 x 144 pixels 25 fps
Stereo microphone and stereo speakers
One Lithium ion battery
4 LEDs in face, 2 in tail
802.11b wireless ethernet (add-on)
1 IR distance sensor

2017 – Robocup – V5 Nao
Intel ATOM Z530 processor
Two 1.2 Megapixel digital cameras 
640 x 480 pixels at 30fps 
1280 x 960 pixels at 10 fps
wifi IEEE 802.11b/g/n
1 gyrometer with 3 axis
Metal gears
2004-2006 Robocup AIBO
ERS-7 Model
64-bit RISC processor
576MHz MIPS R7000
32MB Memory Stick
300,000-pixel digital camera 640 x 480 pixel 30fps

One Lithium ion battery
24 LEDs in face (45 total)
802.11b wireless ethernet (standard)
3 IR distance sensors
understands and responds to 100+ words and phrases
Recognizes owner’s face and voice
2019 – Robocup – V6 Nao

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