Sooo, after a really hard competition in Joao Pessoa, when we had a pretty bad start with a draw (RoboCanes, USA), two lost games (B-Human and Berlin United, both from Germany) and a dramatic win in the round robin (Philosophers, Estonia), we could pass to the intermediate round. There we defeated UPennalizers (USA), reaching the quarterfinals to playing against NaoDevils (Germany), to whom we won by a penalty shootout. Then, in semifinals, we played against Nao Team HTWK (Germany), falling by 4:5 (you must see the video below). It gave us a last chance to reach the third place, but we also lost against a known partner, B-Human. You can see a full tracking of the matches in the official RoboCup SPL Results site.
However, despite losing our last two games, we’re really excited about our performance this year. We had a lot of problems, because our robots were demanded more than ever (for this reason they started to feel a bit “tired”, falling down repeatedly during the games), but we could cope this issues and we got nice results. Now we already returned to Chile and we started working for the next RoboCup, which will take place in Hefei, China!
We’ll be announcing any news, but for now is time to go back to work!