Miniature intelligent robots playing soccer without remote control; in this case the robots are Team Osaka (Japan) vs. NimbRo (Univ. of Freiburg, Germany.) Robocup is serious business, but omg omg they’re so cute when they kick the ball and push each other over!!! aww….
RoboCup is an international robotics competition founded in 1993. The aim is to develop autonomous soccer robots with the intention of promoting research and education in the field of artificial intelligence.
The official goal of the project:
By mid-21st century, a team of fully autonomous humanoid robot soccer players shall win the soccer game, complying with the official rule of the FIFA, against the winner of the most recent World Cup.
thx to Dawn for the link.