Robocup

07.12.11
DARwin-OP, CHARLI-2 humanoids make history at RoboCup 2011, 'U-S-A!' chants ensue (video)
07.12.11

DARwin-OP, CHARLI-2 humanoids make history at RoboCup 2011, 'U-S-A!' chants ensue (video)

While most American sports fans were busy celebrating a World Cup victory over Brazil this weekend,...

By A. Toor,   07.12.11
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03.11.11
Hanson Robokind puts a familiar Frubber face on robotic research (video)
03.11.11

Hanson Robokind puts a familiar Frubber face on robotic research (video)

He did it! As promised way back in 2007, David Hanson has turned his little Astro Boy-like Zeno rob...

By Thomas Ricker,   03.11.11
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11.28.10
DARwIn-OP humanoid revealed, ready to open source your robotics program
11.28.10

DARwIn-OP humanoid revealed, ready to open source your robotics program

The next version of the RoboCup-famous DARwIn bot is about ready to give the Nao a run for its mone...

By P. Miller,   11.28.10
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09.24.10
Robots 'to beat world's best' human footballers by 2050 and other things said when high
09.24.10

Robots 'to beat world's best' human footballers by 2050 and other things said when high

We're as hopeful about the future as anyone. Sure, we fear robots, but we're bound to have at least...

By Thomas Ricker,   09.24.10
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06.30.10
RoboCup Soccer 2010 finals show impressive realism by feigning injuries (video)
06.30.10

RoboCup Soccer 2010 finals show impressive realism by feigning injuries (video)

The World Cup may still be ongoing (despite what the US, England, and a handful of others may think...

By R. Miller,   06.30.10
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06.11.10
RoboErectus Jr kicks, waves, dances its way into our hearts (and the Singapore RoboCup)
06.11.10

RoboErectus Jr kicks, waves, dances its way into our hearts (and the Singapore RoboCup)

So, we've definitely had a few laughs at the expense of the RoboCup folks. Sure, the goal is admira...

By Joseph L. Flatley,   06.11.10
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05.03.10
RoboCup Japan Open underway in Osaka, mechanical soccer still pretty boring (video)
05.03.10

RoboCup Japan Open underway in Osaka, mechanical soccer still pretty boring (video)

They can be adapted to a wide range of human activities -- spying, killing, and assembling automobi...

By Joseph L. Flatley,   05.03.10
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05.04.09
RoboCup bots experiment with our preconceived notions of competition, standing up
05.04.09

RoboCup bots experiment with our preconceived notions of competition, standing up

We've been tracking the glacial pace of RoboCup competition for a while now, and we're starting to...

By P. Miller,   05.04.09
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10.13.08
DARwIn IIIx RoboCup entrant gets shown off on video
10.13.08

DARwIn IIIx RoboCup entrant gets shown off on video

We caught sight of the very first DARwIn soccer-playing robot way back when, but the folks at Virgi...

By D. Melanson,   10.13.08
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