30 Jul '14, 2pm

Soccer Robots Score on Humans at RoboCup: GOOOOOOAL

This is not the first time robots score against humans in RoboCup. But the key thing here is that the goals scored by robots are getting better because the robots are getting better. In fact, not to get all soccer-y on you, this play was very far from dumb luck: Tech United Eindhoven's robots made a pass, the striker robot looked at the goal and saw a defender in the way, decided not to shoot, made a pass instead, and the wing robot put it right into the side of the goal. Most of the humans weren't particularly aggressive, but the defender dude looked like he was actually trying pretty hard there, and he couldn't stop the attack.

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/diy/soccer-ro...

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