On Sunday, November 26, 2023, Toyota National College of Technology participated in the National College of Technology Robot Contest 2023 National Contest held at Ryogoku Kokugikan. The name of the competition is “Fruit GO Round”, and it is a competition in which you overcome multiple obstacles and harvest objects that imitate fruits at different heights.
Toyota National College of Technology’s robot is “CATch-kun” (catch kun), which combines a tire storage mechanism and a flat belt mechanism to smoothly overcome square timbers, and a rope penetration mechanism that allows the rope to pass through the inside of the robot to smoothly overcome the rope. With a frame structure that mimics a cat’s ears and simple help items, you can harvest fruit quickly and accurately. In addition, we took on the challenge of automating maneuvering using image recognition using AI technology.
Toyota National College of Technology scored steadily in the first round to win against Kure National College of Technology. In the second round, they were eliminated by Hiroshima National College of Merchant Marine, and reached the round of 16.
The tournament will be broadcast on NHK General TV on Sunday, December 17 at 1:50 p.m. ~ 2:44 p.m. You can also watch it on the official Robocon YouTube.
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[Adjust the robot in the standby zone]
[Checking the operation of the robot at the test run]