Here’s a primer of the competition courtesy of DJI:
“Each side has five types of robots: Hero, Infantry, Engineer, Drone, and Base. At the start of each seven-minute match, both teams set off from their starting corners, firing at each other on the obstacle-filled battleground. Every robot is equipped with sensors that convert hits into reduced Health Points (HP),” the press release said. “When a robot’s HP drops to zero, it will be disabled, allowing the opposing team to penetrate the opponent’s base further. A team wins when it destroys the opponent’s Base robot or whichever team has a higher Base HP at the end.”
Give me an Inspire to rain death from above.
The press release continues: “RoboMaster 2017 is an annual robotics competition for teams of aspiring engineers to design and build next-generation robots and to compete with teams from around the world.”
Why Twitch? Besides the fact it has a global presence, Cinzia Palumbo, Senior Brand Manager at DJI, explained the “competition started in China a few years ago and now attracts teams from the U.S., U.K., Germany, and the rest of Asia. By streaming RoboMaster 2017 on Twitch, it will enable us to reach a global audience and allow more people to realize how robotics could impact and change the world we live in.”
I’ll take one that cleans my house. Let me dream damn it.
You’ll need to be a bit of a night owl if you live stateside. Day 4 kicks off tonight at 9 PM PST. Day 5 at 12 AM EST. And the Grand Finale tomorrow at 8 PM PST.