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World Cup For Robots - RoboCup


Germany may not have won the Euro, but they are the champions of RoboCup 2016. RoboCup has been dubbed the World Cup for robots. It is an international initiative that fosters research in robotics through sports.

World Cup For Robots RoboCup

The main event of the series is the RoboCup Standard Platform League. This league only allows for identical robots to compete with each other. NAO V5 humanoids designed by Aldebaran Robotics standing 58 cm tall were used.

The robots are fully autonomous, only running software developed by their engineers. Teams from all over the world play two 10 minutes halves on a 9-by-6 meter pitch. Germany's B-Human robotic team won beat UT Austin's Villa with a score of 3-0.

RoboCup was founded in 1997 and aims to have a team of robots that can beat humans by 2050.