The second WRS task that the team faced was the “bring me” task where the robot needed to recognize a set of objects, search the arena to find their locations and then receive verbal instructions about which objects to bring to the operator.
In both runs of the competition, the team’s voice command recognition worked flawlessly and their Toyota HSR robot was able to understand all requested items and task. In the first run they had trouble with the object recognition part of their framework and no objects were reported back to the manipulation part. However, the HSR navigated the arena and searched the possible locations perfectly. In the second try the localization estimate kept diverging, leading the robot to moving around the living room in an effort to re-localize.
The team did not make it to the final round but overall had a very good run!
It was a very demanding week and they put on a great performance. They are looking forward to the next competition and are already making preparations for future events and expanding the team.