The team C.E.S.A.R-VOXAR Labs was formed with the objective to research and develop robots for human interaction, introducing the concept of Emotional Robotics. We are submitting our work to robotics competitions to validate these "real-life scenario" concepts that we are developing. The team was the Champion twice of @Home category of CBR/LARC (Brazilian and Latin American Robotics Competition) in October 2014 that took place in São Carlos/Brazil and in October 2015 at Uberlândia/Brazil. The first I-Zak was designed and constructed with recyclable and reused materials, and powerful processing systems that provide an excellent human interaction experience. Nowadays beside the powerful software, I-Zak has a stable own designed structure.
To compete in the Robocup 2016 in Leipzig, in addition to the stabilization of various subsystems of the I-Zak is being developed a new version based on the same concepts but using a more robust structure. The new I-Zak has a Arlo Parallax platform in it's base. The twist has a lifting system that allows height adjustment of robot arm. The new robot is an improvement of the first and is developing on a larger architecture.
The team is composed of researchers from a private institute of research, Recife Center for Advanced Studies and Systems (CESAR), and VOXAR Labs, a research center of Center of Informatics of the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE).