China Wins Robot World Cup Soccer 2013
Yesterday China won the Robot World Cup Soccer 2013 against The Netherlands in a thrilling match that resulted in a 2-3 win for China.
The Robot World Cup Soccer was held in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, which defended its Robot World Cup title of last year.
During the RoboCup 2500 contestants from 40 countries competed in 15 competitions with various types of computerized soccer robots, healthcare robots, rescue robots and dance robots.
In the Robot World Cup Soccer final on yesterday the Dutch robots weren’t up against the Chinese team “Water” from Beijing. Within a minute the Chinese team scored a goal. The Dutch made an equalizer before half-time, yet in the second half team Water scored again. Literally in the last seconds of the match the Dutch scored its second equalizer. During stoppage time China scored a third goal which won them the Robot World Cup Soccer 2013.
The soccer robots were built by around 1300 contestants that came from countries as China, Japan, The United States, Germany Portugal and Iran. The robots were programmed not to be controlled by any human. The robots played autonomously in teams of five robots.
Many technicians think that during the course of this century computerized robots might compete and win against humans.
Below a movie of robots in action during the RoboCup 2013: