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Robots Compete In RoboCup Soccer 2013
2013-07-01 04:51:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Soccer players from 40 different countries gathered this weekend in the Netherlands for a global tournament, but don't expect to see any emotional celebrations on the highlight reels out of these athletes. After all, they're robots. These androids were participating in RoboCup 2013, a unique event that featured more than 2,500 competitors and was held in the city of Eindhoven, according to BBC News. The competition's organizers...

2013-01-29 23:03:53

Armed with NXT robots and a NAO humanoid robot, the Spelman College SpelBots team will demonstrate the dexterity of the robot pupils and recount their experiences programming the “virtual agents” to 400 African-American and Hispanic high school students in the Los Angeles Unified School District at UCLA´s “Exploring Computer Science” Day, Jan. 31, 2013. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) January 29, 2013 Armed with NXT robots and a NAO humanoid robot, the Spelman College...

2011-07-25 00:00:28

Engineering inclined middle school students from Storming Robots competed in the 2011 Robotics World Tournament in the historical city of Istanbul, Turkey. Branchburg, NJ (PRWEB) July 24, 2011 For the third straight year, two seventh-grade students from the Storming Robots, a robotics learning center in NJ, have been invited to represent the USA in the Robocup Junior (RCJ) World Tournament. Andrew Amerman and Salil Pathare from Bridgewater Township were selected to participate in the...

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2010-09-13 11:24:58

The new Premier League season has begun and in Madrid the World Cup celebrations are barely over, yet according to research in WIREs Cognitive Science, the world's best players may soon be facing a new challenge from football playing robots, which their creators claim will be able to play and beat a human team. The research reveals how building robots to play football is driving the development of artificial intelligence and robotic technology which can be used for roles including search and...

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2010-06-20 07:50:00

A University of Miami (UM) researcher will be presenting his work on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the 14th annual RoboCup World Championship and Symposium, an international robotic event whose goal is to advance AI and intelligent robotics research. Ubbo Visser, research associate professor of computer science at UM College of Arts and Sciences and team leader for the UM robotics team RoboCanes, will describe the architecture of the multiagent system (MAS) and discuss motion...

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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2009-07-07 13:15:00

They played soccer - on two legs, on wheels or virtually-, they danced with their young supervisors or carried out simple manual tasks in a specifically staged apartment: From 29th June to 5th July, at the "ËœRoboCup 2009', mechanical soccer players, household helpers and "ËœDancing Stars' from all over the world took the regional capital of Styria by storm. A total of 2,300 participants from 44 nations arrived to compete in several disciplines, thrilling thousands of...

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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...

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2008-05-22 11:15:39

Researcher Daan Hobbelen of TU Delft has developed a new, highly-advanced walking robot: Flame. This type of research, for which Hobbelen will receive his PhD on Friday 30 May, is important as it provides insight into how people walk. This can in turn help people with walking difficulties through improved diagnoses, training and rehabilitation equipment.If you try to teach a robot to walk, you will discover just how complex an activity it is. Walking robots have been around since the...

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2008-04-01 15:55:00

Robot soccer is an ambitious high-tech competition for universities, research institutes and industry. Several major tournaments are planned for 2008, the biggest of which is the "ËœRoboCup German Open'. From April 21-25, over 80 teams of researchers from more than 15 countries are expected to face off in Hall 25 at the Hannover Messe. In a series of soccer matches in several leagues, they will be putting the latest technologies on display. The tournament is being organized and...