The annual RoboCup competition features humanoid robots trying, and sometimes failing, to play the beautiful game in a series of soccer tournaments.
Engineers from Virginia Tech are bringing the Louis Vuitton Humanoid Cup to the U.S. for the first time.
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.
With a look that seems inspired by "Short Circuit" star Number 5, RoboCup hopeful uses cost-effective Kinect sensor instead of Lidar to help find quake victims.
Copying a standard sci-fi film plot, humanoid robot Nao is becoming more human by developing emotions. The RoboCup star might be able to fake it like the best human soccer players.
RoboCup's use of Wikipedia for results leave some wondering who the winners are
The RoboCup Federation, a nonprofit organization based in Japan, envisions autonomous humanoid bots that are advanced enough to pit themselves against humans.
The pint-size humanoid bot Nao, created by Paris-based Aldebaran Robotics, exhibits its dexterity, object-tracking, interaction, and balance skills. Already used in the RoboCup soccer competition, Nao is set to start selling in the mass market in late 2010.
Miniscule robots based on watch motors are in training for this year's RoboCup tournament.
Humanoid, entertainment robots duke it out for top spots at RoboCup 2005 smackdown in Osaka, Japan. Photos: Bots score in soccer