Japan 2012 Videos

By | December 2, 2012

Here are a few micromouse videos from Nicovideo at the 2012 All Japan Micromouse Contest. The event was streamed and recorded professionally throughout the weekend. Unfortunately, the source does not allow generic embedding so you will have to link out to these yourself: UPDATE – embedded videos are in the post below

First, here are the Robot Trace (Line follower) prize winners:

– http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1354109366
(great crowd reactions)

Then the Classic Micromouse contest top three:

– http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1354270508

And the Half-Size Contest top three:

– http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1354360451


Here are some ‘specials’:


  • KuppaXX is the first to run. It is the only mouse I recall able to do Dave Otten’s trick of running either way round thanks to sensors front and back. It also ran autonomously. In spite of being a large, stepper-driven mouse, it managed a time of 13.074 seconds.
  • Next is ‘YU-F-02 Brave’ this is an interesting mouse in that the steering is done using a two-servo Ackerman design. Rather like your car. Remarkably, it can turn in place.
  • Then we have a half-size mouse in a full-size maze. This entry from Kojima-san runs perfectly well and has an entertaining trick up its sleeve. Watch it do a 180 turn. It also has excellent powers of recovery after hitting the walls.

To search for other micromouse videos on Nicovideo, use this link:

– http://www.nicovideo.jp/search/マイクロマウス



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