Yes, even robots play the ‘beautiful game’. This July in Brazil, up to fifty teams from around the world will compete in RoboCup — the premiere event for robotic football.
When robots play football, it looks like a game played by five-year-olds: they swarm around the ball, kick haphazardly and fall down a lot. But robot teams have made strides in recent years, and some researchers believe the humanoids could challenge the world’s best players in a decade or two.
”Maybe in 20 years we could develop a team of robots to play against the best World Cup teams,” said Daniel Lee, who heads the Uni…
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