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ABOUT

Kara@ge++

Kara@ge++ (karaage plus plus)
is organized to participate in the RoboCup @Home.
This team is a part of research projects at NAGAI Lab.
  We love "karaage (deep-fried chicken)" and we use "C++",
that is why the name of our team is Kara@ge++.

The domestic service robots have been extensively studied recently, however no robots come into wide use in real home environments in spite of many efforts by robotic researchers and industry. We have been participating at the RoboCup @Home from 2008 to 2016 (as the core members of team eR@sers) and been trying really hard to make the robots helpful in the real home environment. The lessons learned form the huge experiences of the competitions insist that there are still many issues to be solved concerning the development of domestic service robots. The mission of this team is to develpo technologies for practical domestic service robots!


Kara@ge++ / eR@sers History

Our team "Kara@ge++" is a spin-off from the team "eR@sers" organized in 2007. Prof.Nagai and Dr.Nakamura are core organizers of the team "eR@sers" and have been playing technical roles in the team. In fact, we provided our research results, thereby eR@sers won 1st place twice (2008, 2010) and 2nd place twice (2009, 2012) in the RoboCup @Home world championship (WC). In 2016, we participated at the WC using the HSR first time and won 4th place and innovation award. In Japan open, we won 1st place 6 times, 2nd place once, and 3rd place twice.
Kara@ge++ / eR@sers chronological table
2007.10FeR@sers was launched
2008.05FWe won 1st place in Robocup @Home Japan Open
(It's a very first time we had took part in Robocup)
2008.07FWe won 1st place in Robocup @Home WC (China)
2008.10FLive appearance on the NHK news program
2009.05FWe won 1st place in Japan Open (2nd consecutive victory)
2009.07FWe won 2nd place in Robocup @Home WC (Austria)
2009.11FDiGORO performed a demonstration in International Robot Exhibition
2010.02FDiGORO appeared in the drama
2010.03FKara@ge++ was launched
2010.05FWe won 1st place in Japan Open (3rd consecutive victory)
2010.06FWe won 1st place in Robocup @Home WC (Shingapore)
2010.07FDiGORO performed a demonstration in Robot Exhibition
2010.08FDiGORO performed a demonstration in Towada-shi, Aomori
2011.05FWe won 1st place in Japan Open (4th consecutive victory)
2011.11FDiGORO performed a demonstration in International Robot Exhibition
2012.03FWe appeared in BS Japan "ChikyuAsuteku"
2012.03FWe won 1st place in Japan Open (5th consecutive victory)
2012.03FWe won 2nd place in Robocup @Home WC (Mexico)

2013.05FWe won 3rd place in Japan Open (It's first time LiPRO had participated)
2014.05FWe won 1st place in Japan Open (6th times victory)
2015.05FWe won 2nd place in Japan Open

2015.12FKara@ge++ with RMF won 1st places on two classes, and 2nd place for the overall in Intelligent Home Robotics Challenge 2015
2016.03FWe won 3rd place in Japan Open (It's first time HSR had participated)
2016.07FWe won 4th place and Innovation Award in Robocup WC (Leipzig)

2017.05FWe won 1st place in Japan Open OPL & DSPL


Members

Name
Takayuki Nagai Professor
Tomoaki Nakamura Assistant Professor
Chie Hieida Ph.D candidate
Tatsuya Aoki Ph.D candidate
Kensuke Iwata Graduate student
Kazuki Miyazawa Graduate student
Masato Minamisaka Graduate student
Nguyen A.Tuan Graduate student
Akihito Shimazu Undergraduate student
Barry Mamadou Teli Undergraduate student
Ryo Unemoto Undergraduate student RMF
Syunpei Abe Undergraduate student RMF
Daichi Horita Undergraduate student RMF


Past Members

Name Years
Kyohei Suzuki 2008`2009
Shinya Nakamura 2008`2009
Ryo Mizutani 2008`2010
El Azhari Mourad 2010`2011
Takashi Kimura 2010`2011
Muhammad Fadlil 2010`2012
Bui Thanh Tung 2010`2012
Taito Maeda 2011`2012
Akiko Iwasaki 2011`2012
Junki Itaya 2010`2011
Keisuke Ito 2010`2011
Kyohei Maruyama 2010`2013
Takaya Araki 2010`2013
Takuya Osawa 2013`2014
Naoki Fujioka 2012`2014
Kenzaburo Kojima 2013`2014
Yoshiki Ando 2012`2014
Muhammad Attamimi 2010`2015
Yusuke Katakami 2014`2015
Sakuho Otsuka 2014`2015
Teigei Cho 2014`2015
Yuji Ando 2013`2016
Joe Nishihara 2013`2016
Yachao Pei 2013`2016
Takahiro Kobori 2014`2016
Narumitsu Ikeda 2015`2016
Miyuki Funada 2015`2016
Kana Ikeda 2016

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Kara@ge++


NAGAI Lab
Building E-9-401,
The University of Electro-Communications, 1-5-1 Chifugaoka,
Chofu city, Tokyo, 182-8585, Japan