13.7.2008
We got on Suzhou on the noon. After 13 hours traveling, we are finally enjoyed the sunlight of Suzhou, the remarked beautiful city of China.
After hostel check in and team, we went to Suzhou International Exposition Center where holds the Robcup 2008. Then the organizer makes teams setup.
Tonight, on our apartments we still modified our robot…
14.7.2008 & 15.7.2008
We got two days for our preparation before Robcup opening. We went to the place of Robcup2008 to setup our robots at 6:30 am.
We got tens of problems of our robots, vision and strategy and we have to fix all of them in two days. I think we will get very hard working.
15,07,2008
Well, today is the day we starting our Ropocup2008. We got one game today with ZJUNlict. ZJUNlict, the team from Zhejiang University, is one of the most powerful competitors of the champion. They got their two generations robots here, totally their have 12 robots. But we got six robots only and most of them are not working smoothly. We did not have five working robots until the last second of the game beginning. However, we do have five robots runs on the field during the game. Our robot is brand new, but strategy is 4 years ago. So it works slow and imprecise. Then the game is over when ZJUNlict goaled us 10 times. 0 : 10, we lost our first game and one FPGA is burned down.
 
Tomorrow we will fight against a US team named RoboJacket which is from Georgia Tech. Let’s see how far will we go.
 
16,07,2008
Today is the day we fight against RoboJacket from Georgia Tech, USA. Before the game, the guys from RoboJacket test their robots a lot. And they are fast, strong with good control with joystick. But our robots are still fixing. Fortunately, we got a good hardware engineer so we can work it out.
Well, here is the game. When the game starts we found some fun stuff from RoboJacket. During the entire game, their robots’ behavior is weird. I guess they got some crush on there state machine. Tow times they got illegal defense, as the punishment we got penalty kick. When we are going to do the first penalty kick, our opposite’s goal keeper is getting crazy. In that case, the girl from Georgian wants to power off their goal keeper and flip it. Of cause it is not acceptable, because we can not identify the bottom of the robot. So we claimed to put their goal keeper off and we did. Facing to the gate with no one, we goaled one. But we lost the second penalty kick by some problem. As the time’s up, we leaded by one, 1 : 0.

The next day we got tow games. One of them is against our old friends B-Smart from Germany. Good luck.
17, 08, 2008
Big fight day, today. A critical game with Strive from Shanghai University is upcoming after the fight between us and B-Smart the Germen guys. A victory will promote us up to another level.
Last year, B-Smart and we are on the same level. And B-Smart guys made an entire year hard work on their robots, but we were still troubled by the old strategy. So the result of the game to B-Smart is clear – we off the game by 10 : 0. We did disappoint by this, because we were preparing the following game to Strive afternoon.
 
Well here is the game. Winner stays, loser packs. On the first minute our vice attacker pass the ball to the attacker successfully and the fantastic goal shows up. One to zero, we lead by one. During the game, they got so many chances and we sent them two penalty kick, the tricky thing happened, they were not made even one goal. We keep the score to the end of the game by the blessing of Jesus. So we stay and move our devices to the field C which is our next battle field.
 
By checking the list, we found our next opposite – AUA Ares.
 
18, 08, 2008
Now we were in the quarter finals, fight against AUA Ares at 11:00. We arrived at Suzhou Exhibition Center where is holding Robocup2008 at 6:30. We set up our server and cameras. We calibrated our vision program. We checked all the robots. Then we tried our best at 11:00 against AUA Ares but lost by five to zero. Ok, that is the end of our Robocup 2008. Anyway, it is good experience and we got some exciting games. Essentially, we got fun that is the spirit of RoboCup.
Final results at RoboCup 2008:
No.8 out of 17 teams in round-robin
No.10 out of 17 teams in elimination


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    Mailing list for Botnia team

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    botnia[at]mailman.puv.fi  will be used as Botnia team email address. Please sign up the mailing list for Botnia team. 

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    Cooperation with B-Smart

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    Cooperation with German RoboCup SSL team B-Smart from University of Bremen has been officially started.

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