Australia’s robot footballers go for gold at RoboCup
Australia's top robotics team is in Japan to go for gold at the 2017 RoboCup World Championships in Nagoya next week. They will try to win the world's biggest robotics contest for a record sixth time.
The bipedal robots that are 58 cm (22.8 inches) tall and programed by Australian university students kick off a game of football ahead of the competition.
The contest is going to celebrate its 20th anniversary this year. The two key contenders, Australia and Germany, have both won five championships each.
But the RoboCups' bigger goal: To take on and beat the human World Cup champions in 2050.
(Source: AFP)