The date and place of the event are now disclosed: it is going to be 20.-27. October 2008 on Teneriffe. Cool... :)
The date is very good as it is end of October. Each day until then will be useful. We are currently a bit behind schedule because our best robot got stolen after ICRA in Pasadena and a major part of the team is currently in China at RoboCup (just look at the time stamp of this posting :) ).
The design of our two new robots for the ESA challenge is actually almost finished and we have to "only" implement them until October. But after seeing the material that ESA disclosed at the CDR (the Critical Design Review) at ESTEC, many new ideas popped up. Just have to decide what is still feasible to implement. We also want to show off quite some software features for which the two robots have to be running. Though we also already use some older ones for developments.