Friday Fun: Robocup 2010, Robot Football

Posted on July 23, 2010  Comments (11)

Robocup 2010 took place in Singapore and 2 German team faced each other in the finals. Robocup is an international research and education initiative. RoboCupRescue is a related effort to develop rescue robots for hostile environments.

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11 Responses to “Friday Fun: Robocup 2010, Robot Football”

  1. Tim
    July 23rd, 2010 @ 10:31 am

    Superb find. Particularly funny when they keep falling over. lots of fouls too. Something to look out for in the future…maybe this will keep the premadonna football players of the English greed league on their toes in years to come. Great video, thanks for sharing.

  2. tim jones
    July 23rd, 2010 @ 12:03 pm

    That is absolutely brilliant – it shows that science and engineering can be fun!

  3. Anonymous
    July 26th, 2010 @ 1:38 am

    Wow superb. Hope we will also see a robot swimming competition in future as well.

  4. Marc
    July 26th, 2010 @ 4:28 am

    I saw this and was a bit disappointed to be honest. I admire the effort that is gone in to making them but shouldn’t they be a bit better? I suppose they could make them with wheels and a flicker and be a lot better at actually playing football. It is admirable that they have actually made them with 2 legs and that they kick the ball. Are we going to see some real life goalkeepers adopting the “do the splits” move to save the ball?!

  5. Oyun
    July 28th, 2010 @ 8:22 am

    I hope there will be a robot quidditch in future 🙂 Great video thanks.

  6. Lyndia
    August 19th, 2010 @ 7:48 am

    This is simply amazing. My 5 year old son was so amazed that he watched the video 3 times!!! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Eric
    August 23rd, 2010 @ 11:01 pm

    Ha! When will robots be able to fix me breakfast and clean my house like in Rocky IV? This is a step in the right direction.

  8. Anonymous
    August 26th, 2010 @ 10:54 am

    Are we going to see some real life goalkeepers adopting the “do the splits” move to save the ball?

  9. Anonymous
    August 30th, 2010 @ 8:21 am

    It’s so funny when they fall over! I wish I had a few robots to clean my house each week 🙂

  10. Megs
    June 2nd, 2011 @ 7:01 am

    RoboCup is one of the events I look forward more every year. The past year’s was awesome. Looking forward to 2011 now 🙂 – unless it’s been done already…? Hope not..

  11. Dennis Hong, Virginia Tech Mechanical Engineering Professor, Leading Robotics Innovation » Curious Cat Engineering Blog
    November 5th, 2011 @ 7:40 pm

    In 2011 Virginia Tech finally won the humanoid sized RoboCup challenge, bringing the trophy to the USA for the 1st time…

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