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.
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.
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?