The Robot world cup???

Ok so we’d just finished our article on ‘Deep Blue’ and then this comes along. Robots ARE taking over. But until they do, lets marvel at how amazing they are.

Developed at Plymouth University, these little cyborgs are aiming to bring football home at the ‘Robocup’, which begins on July 2014.

Including representatives from the United States, Japan, China and Europe, the tournament has been going since 1997. The robots work by using wifi technology to communicate with each other. They also boast player tracking, a new inertial motion unit and a new gait design to improve passing and shooting.

The creators say their aim is to beat the human world cup champion by 2050.

Yikes!

Robot World Cup

Credit Guy Channing/Plymouth University

Robot world cup

Credit Guy Channing/Plymouth University

Robot world cup

Credit Guy Channing/Plymouth University

Robot world cup

Credit Guy Channing/Plymouth University

Robot world cup

Credit Guy Channing/Plymouth University

Robot world cup

Credit Guy Channing/Plymouth University

Robot world cup

Credit Guy Channing/Plymouth University

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