Learn Who Won the Other World Cup at the Robot Soccer Event in Brazil

Author James Mash 28.7.2014. | 11:07

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The World Cup in Brazil this year was full of controversy, everything from the stadiums being ready to some of the referee decisions and according to some was one of the best tournaments in the history of the game.

However another world cup has also be highly fought over and while it didn’t contain the same level of controversy it still attracted a lot of support and perhaps involved more hard work from the teams involved.

Billed as the largest ever robotics even the RoboCup was launched with the goal of developing a team of robots capable of beating humans in the 2050 world cup.

It’s been running for 8 years and has brought together some of the best engineers and computer scientists from around the world for a week of action packed robot football in Joao Pessoa Brazil.

The top honors this year went to an Australian team as they beat Germany’s HTWK Leipzig University in a 5-1 final that denied the Germans the honor or winning double world cup honors this year.

The winning team from the University of NSW in Sydney fielded a fully autonomous robot team. The staff and students responsible for the victory and for building this squad of robo champs have been refining the elite team for years to get them this far. It goes a long way to proving what robots are capable of and has involved thousands of lines of code and a huge amount of dedication which is a credit to the hard work and dedication of all involved.

The technical skills and experience learned from this will no doubt go on to improve robots of the future and while they may appear a little slow and clumsy at the moment I’m sure that the hard work will have a major role in developing the next generation of robots which will be translated into more serious research of the pitch and help robots bring more to our everyday lives.

 

Read more :- RoboCup

Author James Mash 28.7.2014. | 11:07
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