Soccer playing robots say ola’!
The Newcastle Robotics Laboratory's NUbots have qualified for RoboCup 2014 in Brazil!
#RoboCup is -as the name suggests- a soccer competition for robots. The NUbots have been competing in RoboCup regularly since 2002, and previously won the World title in Germany in 2006.
NUbots are the babies of the Newcastle Robotics Laboratory, from the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment. The Newcastle Robotics Laboratory is an interdisciplinary research initiative that applies cutting-edge research in robot vision, biped motor control, localisation, world modelling, behaviour, and human-robot interaction. The robots are used as a testing ground to develop solutions for wider application in other research areas.
Curious to know how this fascinating game is played? Check out their (super-cute) qualification video.
Find out more about The Newcastle Robotics Laboratory and their soccer playing NUbots.
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