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NX Case Study: Robots become superior “Football players” by design

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Football Fans (aka Soccer here in the USA) have been glued to the television for the past couple of weeks watching the World Cup in Brazil. 

 

The RoboCup is not as famous as the World Cup, but Graz University of Technology in Austria has been participating in this competition since 2003. 

Graz University of Technology Robot League

 

Challenges:

  • Tight regulations, tough deadlines and small budget
  • Complex mechanical systems
  • Combination of electronics and pneumatics
  • Vibrations
  • Changing team members

Keys To Success:

  • Fast redesign
  • Structural simulation
  • Dynamic multi-body simulation
  • Fast familiarization
  • Continuous knowledge accumulation

Results:

  • Slashed data preparation work from a week to a day
  • Improved data efficacy
  • Increased teamwork
  • Reduced number of prototypes
  • Optimized budget/resources

Industry:

Education

 

Client's Primary Business:

Graz University of Technology pursues top teaching and research in the fields of the engineering sciences and the technical-natural sciences. The TU Graz Mostly Harmless RoboCup Team does research on autonomous robots, which it entirely designs in-house.

 

Visit the Graz RoboCup Website

 

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Comments
Phenom

Now that is a really interesting case study! Fun, timely, artificial intelligence and robots...just darn cool.