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U.S. droids carry the day at 2011 RoboCup finals

Engineers from Virginia Tech are bringing the Louis Vuitton Humanoid Cup to the U.S. for the first time.

By July 12, 2011

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Physics algorithm kick-starts RoboCup soccer bots

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.

By June 14, 2010

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Who won RoboCup 2007?

RoboCup's use of Wikipedia for results leave some wondering who the winners are

By July 9, 2007

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iRobot military bots to patrol 2014 World Cup in Brazil

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?

By May 15, 2013

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Military robot dances Gangnam Style

Navy robot CHARLI-2 can walk, play soccer ... and perform viral dances.

By October 22, 2012

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Fedora + soccer = Ronaldo-esque technique

Fedora powers the world's best robot-playing soccer player. Could it be useful for other things, too?

By May 22, 2008

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Hockey-playing robot can stick it to you

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.

By February 15, 2012

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Quake rescue robot rocks Kinect to find victims

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.

By March 2, 2011

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Aldebaran's Nao robot gets more lifelike

Faster processing and better speech recognition make this humanoid robot out of France suited to work with autistic children.

By December 12, 2011

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Autobots vs. human World Cup champs by 2050?

The RoboCup Federation, a nonprofit organization based in Japan, envisions autonomous humanoid bots that are advanced enough to pit themselves against humans.

By May 6, 2010