rUNSWift – Five time world champions in robot soccer
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.