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Japan wins 'RoboCup' football tournament

Posted on Thursday, 23 July, 2015 | Comment icon 4 comments

Robots battled it out in a friendly game of football. Image Credit: CC 1.0 Die Schreibfabrik
A team from Japan succeeded in fending off robots from 40 other countries at a competition in China.
The annual football tournament features teams of weird and wonderful robotic players who battle it out against one another in an effort to secure the highly coveted world cup.

The sport might not be the quickest or action packed of spectator events but thousands of people showed up anyway to cheer on the teams as the robots kicked the ball around on the pitch.

This year it was a Japanese team called The Brains Kids from the University of Chiba that managed to claim victory in the grand final over rivals ZJUDancer from China's Zhejian University.

Source: Huffington Post | Comments (4)

Tags: RoboCup, Robots, Football

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by OverSword on 23 July, 2015, 15:17
That's OK, we'll get them when the giant robots fight.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Junior Chubb on 23 July, 2015, 17:34
Don't be so sure Oversword...
Comment icon #3 Posted by OverSword on 23 July, 2015, 23:32
Would you like to make a friendly wager?
Comment icon #4 Posted by Junior Chubb on 23 July, 2015, 23:50
Would you like to make a friendly wager? I think I would my friend, I think I would.... But what to wager though, Bitcoins, access to each others social media accounts to wreak havoc, having to publicly agree with and defend one of the nutters on UM, a forefiet, our lives, or plain ol' cold cash? Ok just a gentlemen so bet then.

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