The afternoon of 28th, organised by the innovation of Xinjiang 2016 RoboMasters the National College robot contest Championship was born in Bay Sports Center Gymnasium of spring cocoons, means that this robot competition officially came to an end after 2 months. This competition a total of 228 teams attract more than more than 160 colleges and universities in the world, nearly 7,000 young engineers to join the competition. After the partition is, the playing Hall ISA filter, the top 32 teams come to the fore, NBA Finals stage.
RoboMasters game is a big important project of Xinjiang, Wang Tao from 4 years ago started preparations last year as a nationwide group of the national open. For this year's event was pleased with Wang Tao, he considered "fun, good-looking" is his desired result.
RoboMasters competition for the on inspiration, Wang Tao does not pretend to be from his "most profound impact" (Wang Tao said in a media interview earlier) Robocon competition. But with more conventional robotics competitions such as Robocon different RoboMasters design games-strategy defense and scoring. Compared with the last year's inaugural competition, RoboMasters upgraded the venue this year with game, the spectator makes the scene has been greatly enhanced.
Held every RoboMasters has to spend tens of millions of Yuan of Xinjiang of costs and almost no rewards. The move was criticized as purely Wang Tao personal feelings, others believe that this is an expensive job fairs.
At this year's RoboMasters after the game, innovation of Xinjiang leader Wang Tao received the Lei Feng network interview with CEO,RoboMasters, expresses his vision--make the RoboMasters image for RoboMasters F1 formula or top events like the World Cup, was anticipated by engineers and inventors became stars.
The following is the full text of the interview, the adjustment does not affect the original intention of excision and word order:
Lei feng's network: the original idea for what to do RoboMasters?
Wang Tao: I participated in RoboCon robot competition in business, and benefit. This is a platform for young, however, RoboCon appreciation is not good, and themes change every year. I want to be a spectator is a strong robot contest, emphasizing athletics, so that the people can better play more hi.
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Lei feng's network: from ornamental considerations, RoboMasters introduced a lot of new rules this year. Would be able to introduce this idea?
Wang Tao: to build a competitive robot contest is a new challenge, the rules of the game need to be established from scratch. Current rules no iteration of the game, and is still in the exploratory stage, but by constantly playing the game, they will tend to be more exciting and more reasonable.
Game designed in March this year, in July, partitioned iteration after the game once more. After this match, I think it will be slow evolution, very important point is that we should have changed, all sorts of things will be better, but we are very familiar with the game, and cannot be a rule often protean, like football Needless to say we all know what the rules are, our robot can do this, but the map is not the same.
Lei feng's network: so RoboMasters can be a bit like e-sports competition? Audiences also heard for the first time at the scene said it was like watching War3 (Blizzard launched the real-time strategy game Warcraft 3: the frozen throne, the player usually referred to as War3).
Wang Tao: we can say that we are in the process of creating a new sports, and I think we designed the last of these elements will gradually more wonderful than a lot of traditional sports events. Next year, we want to let those bullets are Flash, Visual even better, in fact, these items we are developing, the effect should be quite good. Because of the large field teams only had half the preparation time, next year over year, based on the existing number of iterations and improvements, I think many will be an exciting race.
Robot teams on both sides exchanged fire at the bridge, robots against the use of live ammunition against blood Panel to each robot, robots will be amount of blood loss after being hit by bullet, once the volume is zero, means that the robot was killed.
Lei feng's network: what had been done in the RoboMasters field the technical team work? Would like to take this opportunity to develop new products?
Wang Tao: we developed the field of image transmission system, a points system, and integrated control system of the site. For example, we use a global positioning system, so that games can have a small map, like playing video games, you can know the location of each robot. Innovation of Xinjiang currently has more than 30 people specialized in operating RoboMasters of these systems, in order to maintain updated iteration of the system in order to prevent any flaws in your game.
Jiang did not specify what kind of equipment for the players or what hardware set threshold. Xinjiang mainly provided to players is the most basic of motor, chassis, and after a period of competition, many teams are slowly starting to make their own parts replacement parts provided by us, that is what we want to see.
RoboMasters for the organizers and contestants, there are technical challenges. To ensure technical and entertaining, and certainly not with our open source technology, nor let players start from zero. So you need to provide some technical support so that they can play in a base. And we encourage players into our technology to help you and learn too fast. Jiang on what technology can be used if there is, it is very convenient.
All robots are designed by team freedom, frontier offers including mechanical and electrical control of the chassis of open source technology, teams in these open source technologies on the basis of free play.
Lei feng's network: RoboMasters of the contestants are college students of science and engineering, Jiang is trying to select an engineer?
Wang Tao: done field work also relies on talented people, help those future engineers learn more about Xinjiang, in fact, can be considered a good return.
RoboMasters is a comprehensive game master, it can be said that almost half of the students of science and engineering can find his place in this game. I think this thing is even possible in our education system is important to develop machinery and electronics in professional college students after the link.
RoboMasters is also a very good social practice, it and business alike, to technology research and development, team management, you also need to specify the tactics and strategies. Is a very difficult challenge. Winning students of the so in the contest, in the actual project challenges, I think they will perform better than others. Students walk out from the RoboMasters, I'm sure more graduates than the general good, but compared with the sophisticated engineers and, of course, takes time to sharpen.
We do expect to pay more attention to RoboMasters player community, find more on Xinjiang people interested in joining Xinjiang. Sometimes it's a very important product lines, is one of the key people, we can do this. In this sense, invested tens of millions of in this game are worth it.
Participating team members carefully debugging device, this competition a total of 228 teams attract more than more than 160 colleges and universities in the world, nearly 7,000 young engineers to join the competition.
Lei feng's network: so by commentators is right, RoboMasters is an "expensive fair"? Can you comment on RoboMasters financial situation?
Wang Tao: I think RoboMasters the purpose, the driving force is doing a cool thing for me, shaping a feel beautiful in the eyes of the world, like Hayao Miyazaki to shape many of the beauty of the world. Miyazaki is great because he created an imaginary world, there are many very good factors, many of which are on the flight, including the Sky City, the Valley of the wind, thousands of spirited away is to create a fantasy world. Well, actually, I think young people who love technology, all have their own visions of the world, and to me, RoboMasters is my childhood world of fantasy, but is never going to achieve, and now have the opportunity to realize this world, so it is a very good thing. And this allows us not only to find pleasure in the world, or you can let everybody play to their ability, this is all good but no harm. We have to agree with this idea, of course, can only achieve it together.
We hope that in the real world through their own ingenuity to do some new things. Actually, this is a feast of engineer, inventor of the feast. I also mentioned last year, the society in which we are not short of entertainers and sports stars, but those who are not likely to become a star by doing things. Turn on the TV and we can't find a engineers, inventors can become a celebrity intellectual sports. I hope RoboMasters can create the national icon Yao Ming and Liu Xiang, more jobs that fine body of innovators and entrepreneurs. YSL Galaxy S5 Case
In fact, in the long run, we hope this game can push the imaging formula one car, or a bit more ambitious, like the football World Cup as it is now. Become an influential technology event, allowing pursuit of technical excellence and creativity, become a popular trend.
Of course, do everything we cannot simply one-way input everything into consideration balance between inputs and outputs. RoboMasters, a surplus in the end. RoboMasters there is no balance annually tens of millions of investments, has invested 350 million this year, the Government we supported more than 10 million, also has some commercial cooperation.
I'm thinking, for example, the game can really do a number of derivatives of toys or equipment. For example when we were playing with Raider, Raider is now, don't you think this stuff should upgrade it? RoboMasters mature, introducing some competitive equipment of all ages can play Kit. If this toy does well, can also make some money? Something healthier than playing online games now!
This thing sure to rule after further iterations of the game, a year will do it!
Lei feng's network (search for "Lei feng's network", public interest): your RoboMasters very seriously, may be beyond the imagination of the public. In what part of the game is you design for yourself?
Wang Tao: Let me the most creative, but in the process, teams for the rule in the iteration, now has greatly improved from the initial idea, original idea to use live ammunition against bullets and acceleration of blood is my idea. Now multi melee, air combat, I think, like "hero robot" is more detailed design team spent a lot of time to perfect.
Game involved in electronics, machinery, computer vision technology and control technology for unmanned, in fact we have done a lot of work. Than last year due to added some new elements, there is progress. We also introduce the latest drone technology to the game, but after all, drone for many players, the contact time is relatively short, and not very skilled, I think next year they will have a breakthrough.
We have the most advanced technology, so that students have a good exercise, but also is a very good game, and there is a very large audience, hope more people join the game, more rewarding than playing online games now!
RoboMasters increased drone this year, forming a ground-air battle drones provided perspective for the other robot manipulator at an altitude of battlefield information, play an important role in the whole battle, but due to high requirements of UAV operations, for field safety, in this game on the drones is tied to a rope.
Lei feng's network: one last question, RoboMasters you on the final stage of a speech last year, supports industry, received a high degree of attention. Why instead of speeches this year, along with a group of people quietly awarded a prize?
Wang Tao: in fact, I really don't like "their own" people. Platform last year, on the one hand, of course, is "Internet mentality" of speaking a lot, I don't think people are paying attention to real value and opportunities for innovation, made in China, because of our feelings on the other, is actually more importantly want to support RoboMasters contest, I hope you start to focus on the game.
Large parts of Xinjiang in the past year in public relations and dissemination is a great change, there are specialized teams to do these things, you see this game spectators, media, many more than last year. I think I can do things behind the scenes, is the most important.
Left three, front row for Xinjiang leader Wang Tao of innovation CEO,robomasters for championship team One Point Five of the University s awards and photos