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Not Every Time EPL, Sometimes RoboCup: US Team Defeats Iranian Team In The RoboCup Football Final

If you’ve had your fill of EPL, La Liga or Spanish Leagues and let’s say you want to add some spice to your football life, how about keeping tabs on next year’s RoboCup football final.
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In order to promote the cause of designing machines capable of carrying out more complex tasks, a group of scientist came together to form a RoboCup football final aimed at showing the skills of these tiny robotic creatures. A total of 175 robot teams from 47 different countries and regions took part in this year’s event, according to the China Daily newspaper.
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This year’s event ended well with the American team of humanoid robots defeating their rivals from Iran.  The USA team was represented by the University of Pennsylvania named THORwIn. The game was the final of the largest “adult” size category in the RoboCup Football Final.

US team celebrated after beating Iran in the largest “adult” size category of the Robocup [Reuters]

If you watch the video below, you would notice how awkward these robots play, very awkward as a matter of fact!

In as much as I love football, I don’t think I can spend  45minutes watching these dudes play. Can you?

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14 comments on “Not Every Time EPL, Sometimes RoboCup: US Team Defeats Iranian Team In The RoboCup Football Final

  1. kaybang says:

    and people actually SAT THERE!! to watch these things??? Smfh #WhitePeople

  2. Yemi Daisi says:

    I’d watch a 90mins game if I was chanced.

    1. Tobi Ayeni says:

      Really!? Did you watch the video clip?

    2. Sir Stevoe says:

      Wow! Amazing

  3. ladi says:

    Lol at not every time EPL … Misstechy so you like watching footbal Interesting

  4. kaybang says:

    @Yemi Daisi damn u must be white 😀

  5. Yemi Daisi says:

    @ Kaybang Let’s just say I have a certain interest in robotics and there a lot of dynamics to be learnt from watching thier movement,
    – the way there recover after falling (you need to see the way some of the Humanoids recover from a fall)
    – the way there attempt to catch the ball without falling…etc
    @MissTechy Yes, I did and i thought it was ok….ugly, funny looking, but cute

    1. Titi says:

      Hmmn have you ever considered buying a robot as a pet?

  6. kaybang says:

    @Yemi Daisi u are WHITE!! 😀 hehehe #Joke
    but 4 real tho dats cool. I never finish with smartphones i wan cum enta robots?? Nah
    How long do u think b4 judgement day occurs i.e robots vs humans(as seen in James Cameron’s TERMINATOR movies)?? 🙂
    and don’t tell me dat it’s not possible

    1. Titi says:

      It would be possible in 2020

  7. Sir Stevoe says:

    Watch robots play football? No, thanks.

  8. Sir Stevoe says:

    I can’t imagine sitting down for good 90 mins watching robots!

  9. Sir Stevoe says:

    Lol how do they even celebrate a goal? Hahaha. I didn’t watch the video tho, but was there any commentary?

  10. vjsmiles says:

    Like seriously? Woman, you like football?

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