Redesign mid-size league soccer robot

opdrachtgever:TUE / Tech United Eindhoven
business unit:Hightech systemen
markt:sports and recreation
doelgroep:research and development

Redesign platform for cost reduction based on the 2012 world champion soccer robot.

ACE ingenieurs- & adviesbureau in Eindhoven is the initiator to realize a cost reduction of € 25,000 to € 5.000,- for the robot soccer world champion of 2012 This TURTLE-5k becomes an affordable development platform to participate in Middle Size League (MSL) of the international RoboCup competition. This competition aims through various leagues to accelerate robotics to a higher level. MSL is a challenging league in which the robots have to function and play normal football autonomously. Technological innovations are stimulated because all inventions are open source.

Initially, ACE has studied the TURTLE 2012. By looking at the features has resulted in the Value Analysis. By applying Value Engineering has been made clear what functions the most cost and where you should focus on cost reduction. This is followed by an investigation to the best production methods to ultimately make a series of 50 robots. This is also done in cooperation with the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e) and the knowledge of the other participants: Frencken and VEDS. The prototype is tested in collaboration with ACE. On the basis of the test results, the design is adjusted so it is ready for production.

ACE activities :
- Project lead
- Concept generation
- Value Engineering
- Value Analysis for features and manufacturability
- (Re) design of various components
- Supervise testing and prototyping

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