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Carpe Notcem

It’s been quite a while since I really wrote blog posts other than “oh, look, a thingy!”. But maybe I somehow manage to reanimate my blogging habits. I’ll try to start with a small one.

Some years ago, back in 2005, the Carpe Noctem Robotic Soccer team was estab­lished at the Uni­ver­sity of Kassel’s Dis­trib­uted Systems Group. My close friend Roland and I, both quite long-term Rob­oCup­pers who joined the global ini­ti­at­ive in 2001, founded the team to, on the one hand have a starting point for our research. And true, on the other hand it’s just great fun to build and program robots and to attend real com­pet­i­tions :) Not only for us but also for (pro­spect­ive) students.

Today, most of our former students got PhD students con­duct­ing their own research. Some took over the team lead and continued what we started back then: offering a platform for under­grads and graduate students where they can play, research, and sharpen their profile. To be honest I’m quite a bit proud of what we’ve achieved :)

For such a project, press coverage always is something that may attract external sup­port­ers or sponsors. In a sense, it also allows the public to take part in the devel­op­ment and progress. This is why I want to share two press releases of the current progress of the team, even though I’m not involved at all in the devel­op­ment any more. The first one is a newspaper article, the second one a YouTube video:

Great done guys and good luck in the Neth­er­lands! :)