Hidden in the inner workings of the robots, the R2000 UHD laser scanner (also known as 2-D LiDAR sensor) from Pepperl+Fuchs truly guaranteed the machines' success. "With its unique scanning angle of 360°, we were the only team who could see the entire playing field – and the first team ever to achieve this," Schulz explains. Equipped with this technology, the Green Birds were able to see exactly what their opponents were doing and then analyze this information. This was a huge advantage considering that collisions with competitors are strictly prohibited. In addition to the R2000 UHD, the team also used other sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs. The R2 thru-beam sensor played a very important role at the 'fire areas' on the playing field. The aim here was to use the sensor to detect the triangles located on the playing field. Each team had to turn the triangle that matched their own team color and deposit it on the designated platform – the fire area. Once this task had been completed properly, the team was awarded points.