What happens when robot football players retireCNET meets Wheatley, a robot footballer competing in his final world cup. What next for a soccerbot at the end of his career?
[MUSIC] Wheatly is now five years old. Wheatly was nearly all the time the goalie of our team, and he has saved many balls for us. Could be more, but could be less also. We get quite attached, because after some years when you work with the robots You recognize that every robot has some speciality. Like there is something broken in the new with one robot, you know, he's always falling down. And it's kind of like a friend for you. Which it's more like children because you have to take care about them all the time. We had some Intel processor in it. It was a netbook processor, so, it's not very fast He has one gigabit of RAM, he uses the camera for seeing the ball. And he has twenty motors. One of these little motors costs around about 200 Euros. So the robot is very expensive. There are some things in the electronics that are quite not so good anymore. So sometimes you just lose the power connection or CPU of computer is just saying shut down. The league is getting bigger and bigger. The grass is getting higher so he can't walk as good anymore and yeah, I think it's the last year for him. Yeah, he's getting really old. He's like five years old which is really old for a robot If the human years 60 years is something so I think that will be the last year he is playing because we cannot buy more spare parts, does make sense anymore. Ripley will be in our lab I think. That half of her will be going to Be there for the demonstration, so something like school classes can try some things with robots. I fear that we have to take apart one or two of our robots to get the parts into [UNKNOWN] so that especially one or two can live [UNKNOWN]. Quite an old player. And they have a awesome [INAUDIBLE] [SOUND]