UChile HomeBreakers 2011 Team Description Paper

Javier Ruiz-del-Solar, Mauricio Correa, Pablo Alejandro Hevia Koch, Rodrigo Verschae

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2011
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event RoboCup International Symposium 2011 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 5 Jul 201111 Jul 2011

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Conference RoboCup International Symposium 2011
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period05/07/201111/07/2011

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Ruiz-del-Solar, J., Correa, M., Hevia Koch, P. A., & Verschae, R. (2011). UChile HomeBreakers 2011 Team Description Paper. Paper presented at RoboCup International Symposium 2011, Istanbul, Turkey.