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2010-06-03 14:21:07

Robot soccer players from Carnegie Mellon University competing in this month's RoboCup 2010 world championship in Singapore should be able to out-dribble their opponents, thanks to a new algorithm that helps them to predict the ball's behavior based on physics principles. That means that the CMDragons, the Carnegie Mellon team that competes in RoboCup's fast-paced Small-Size League, likely will be able to out-maneuver their opponents and find creative solutions to game situations that could...

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2009-07-02 06:20:00

Robots of the world, unite!  The historical city of Graz, Austria is hosting the world's largest robot exposition this week, RoboCup 2009, bringing together some 400 teams of humans and more than 2,000 robots to battle it out in sporting events and rescue simulations. As event organizers place no specifications on what kind of robots can enter the events, the gaming arenas look something like a scene from Star Wars.  Robots of all colors, shapes and sizes"”some bipeds, some...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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