After a rather quiet winter term, which the team used to work on the GRIPS-robots and improve our well-proven techniques, 2019 started off with several interesting events. In January, PIA Automation invited GRIPS to present its work at the PIA opening event. The team’s mentor, Gerald Steinbauer, Thomas Ulz (Team leader) and Jakob Ludwiger were happy to accept our partner’s invitation and presented the team to a broad and interested audience.
In February, our robots received an upgrade to better fulfil the conditions in the RoboCup competitions and March started off with preparations and arrangements for our first competition in 2019, the RoboCup German Open. The competition will only take place in May, but GRIPS is already working hard and looking forward to implementing the changes to our robots in a competition.