The RoboCup— now in its seventh year— is part of the “Mobile Robots & Autonomous Systems” showcase for the technology. Other robots on display offer everything from security to faster manufacturing. Some 850 robots were signed up, alongside 350 university students and computer engineers from 14 countries.
These robots come in a multitude of designs— ranging from thumb-sized midgets to 80-centimeters giants. Their common aim? To win the annual RoboCup German Open at the Hannover Trade Fair by getting the ball into their opponents’ goal.
The contest, which began Tuesday and concludes Friday, is part of a wider effort to educate the public about how far robot technology has developed and how it is used in everyday life.
Source: Sci-Tech Today