The UChile HomeBreakers team is an effort of the Department of Electrical Engineering of the Universidad de Chile. The team participates in the RoboCup @Home league since 2007, and its social robot Bender obtained in 2007 and 2008 the @Home Innovation Award. Last year we obtained the 5th place in the RoboCup competition. As a team with strong expertise in robot vision, object recognition, and human-robot interaction, we believe that we can provide interesting features to the league, such as: general-purpose object recognition, face analysis tools and human-robot interfaces. This year we have two important improvements in our social robot: the incorporation of a thermal camera and its use in the robust detection and identification of humans, and the use of ROS in our control library. It is also worth to mention that our robot has been used for educational purposes with school children and as referee of robot-soccer games.
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event|| RoboCup International Symposium 2011 - Istanbul, Turkey|
Duration: 5 Jul 2011 → 11 Jul 2011
|Conference||RoboCup International Symposium 2011|
|Period||05/07/2011 → 11/07/2011|