Forget FIFA -- the real World Cup has just finished in Brazil and a team of robots from Australia has taken out the top prize.
Engineers from Virginia Tech are bringing the Louis Vuitton Humanoid Cup to the U.S. for the first time.
The battle-tested PackBot 510 will join soldiers, police, and drones to keep the World Cup safe from threats. Will these 30 bots kick a ball around too?
Carnegie Mellon's bots have improved programming that might let them beat rivals at RoboCup 2010. They're able to predict where the ball will go instead of just reacting.
Navy robot CHARLI-2 can walk, play soccer ... and perform viral dances.
Military bots were well represented in the voting for the 2012 inductees. Left out in the cold: Robonaut and Johnny 5.
Fires, robots, and massive ocean vessels come together at last. The humanoid Saffir robot will soon be handling dangerous firefighting duties on U.S. Navy ships.
Meet Jennifer. She's cute, she's from Canada, and she wants to play hockey. She may be a robot but she's aiming for the Stanley Cup.
With a little help from Kinect, Wii, and a treadmill, Aldebaran's Nao humanoid robot finds a new role as a telepresence cat groomer.
Faster processing and better speech recognition make this humanoid robot out of France suited to work with autistic children.