During the RoboCup event in Singapore, a first implementation of the RoboEarth based concept of sharing data between robots and results from the RoboCup German Open in Magdeburg were presented to the community.
At the ICRA 2010 workshop, held May 7 2010 in Anchorage, Alaska, the key players of the RoboEarth project introduced all main aspects of RoboEarth. Part 1 focussed on providing an insight into the potential of the approach, the anticipated challenges and ways of addressing them. In part 2 we had interactive group discussions with the participants around core topics and together highlighted opportunities for academia and industry.
At the RoboCup German Open in Magdeburg 2010, the RoboCup team 1. RFC Stuttgart from the University of Stuttgart and the Tribots from the University of Freiburg, both former World Champions, made a joint effort to share knowledge between their different robot systems, which participated in RoboCup's Middle-Size League (MSL).Kick-off meeting
This was a first approach of cooperation between robots based on the RoboEarth principle. As soon as the first release of the RoboEarth platform is finished, the prototypical database server will be replaced by the RoboEarth system. The RoboEarth concept could provide new impulses to the MSL and especially reduce the huge efforts needed for new teams to enter the MSL.
The RoboEarth project presented itself with a plenary talk at the Hightech Mechatronica 2010 conference, March 25, in Veldhoven, Netherlands.
On January, 11-12, 2010, the project started with a Kick-off meeting in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. All groups gathered for general project presentations, group discussions and a social get-together. The meeting already showed the great enthusiasm with which the project started off.