B-Smart (Bremen Small Multi Agent Robot Team) is an educational project at the Computer Science Department of the University of Bremen. In this project a group of students works on a robot team which can compete in the RoboCup F-180 (Small Size) league. The team took part in RoboCup 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and the GermanOpen 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008. The project members are now working towards improvement of the existing hard- and software to successfully compete in the next RoboCup.
2009-07-07: Skuba World Champion - B-Smart earns respect
2009-07-04: B-Smart - Robodragons 0:1
2009-07-04: B-Smart in the Quarterfinals
2009-07-03: B-Smart - PlasmaZ 0:8
2009-07-03: B-Smart - MRL 1:0
2009-07-02: B-Smart - Owaribito-CU 6:0
2009-06-30: B-Smart - RFC Cambridge 9:0
2009-06-30: B-Smart goes Graz
2009-02-10: German open without Small Size League
Unfortunately the German open will be held without a competition in the small Size League. This sad decision was made as there had not been enough regristrations for the competition. Anyway, we are looking forward to the RoboCup 2009 in Graz and have just submitted our qualification materials for this event. Please have a look at our qualification video (~22MB) and our team description paper.
2009-01-02: Happy new year 2009
Team B-Smart wishes you all the best for the new year 2009. The countdown for the German Open in April has begun, and we are optimistic about our chances to win it again.
Unfortunately we have to announce that our valued Partner Schuricht left us since our contact has retired by the end of the last year. We bewail this step and hope to find a new sponsor for our electronics as fast as possible. If you are interested in supporting the winner of the German Open 2008 please contact us via E-Mail.
2008-07-21: The competition is over
RoboCup 2008 is over - unfortunately the winner is called Plasma-Z instead of B-Smart. At least we can take comfort in being defeated by the later world champion. Plasma-Z caught us in the quarter finals with an unambigious final score of 10:0 - congratulations to thailand. By now we wait for our teammates to return. Some of them spend the vacation they definitely earned in China, others return within the next few days.
For a complete overview over all Small-Size games, take a look at the official site of this league.
2008-07-15: first day on stage
2008-07-15: Schedule online, lets get the cup
From now on you will find an incrementally updated schedule on our site with all relevant data and of course, as soon as possible, some video footage directly from China.
As the games begin in China while we are sleeping tomorrow, we expect a first entry by Wednesday morning CEST. So by now it sould be about 7am in China, this means time to wake up for our brave pioneers at RoboCup 2008, while my shift is over - time to go to bed. ;)
2008-07-13: B-Smart reached Suzhou, China
After a long and hard journey, we finally reached Suzhou. All our robots survived the trip in the suitcases. Just two cases with clothes and parts are lost.
2008-07-11: B-Smart on it's way to China
In few days starts the RoboCup 2008 Championship. After months of hard work some of our team members are on their way to Suzhou, China. As usual, we will soon update you with more information.
2008-04-25: B-Smart wins the German Open
The competition is over and we just got the trophy for the 1st place at the German Open in Hannover. We won the final game 8:0 against ER-Force from Erlangen, Germany. It was the best game, we ever had.
The first two days of competition are over and we can state a very successfull tournament for our team so far. We have won all of our 4 games and are nearly qualified for the final. If you want to have a closer look, please visit the schedule where videos of all games are linked (with a short delay, of course).
We arrived at German Open 2008 this weekend and the schedule for the competition has been released. Our opponents are Botnia Dragon Knights and ER-Force and we're going to play our first test matches today. More information can be found in our german blog.
2008-04-14: RoboCup GermanOpen 2008
This year's GermanOpen championship takes place next week ( 21.04 - 25.04 ). It will be hosted by
HANNOVER MESSE again, but this time within the special exhibition on Mobile Robots & Autonomous Systems
2007-07-01: RoboCup 2007 - Atlanta
As some of you might already know, this year's RoboCup takes place in Atlanta, USA. This weekend, some members of our team traveled there, in order to participate. Information on how things are working out will be available soon. In the meantime you are welcome to visit our blog (in german or english), hosted by our sponsor IGUS
2007-04-29: Second place on RoboCup German Open 2007
Finally it is over - The last matches have been played and the winners were honored. Unfortunately we have missed the first place in the final match against the vice world champion 5DPO from Portugal. Nevertheless, it was an exciting match that had everything a final needs, except a goal for B-Smart. Due to the final score of 0:1 and the one goal being discussed intensively because it was given in the last second of the first half, the audience was quite amazed being shown the qualities and attractiveness of small size robot football.