RoboCup Soccer Finalists Flop Even More Than Their World Cup Counterparts

RoboCup Soccer Finalists Flop Even More Than Their World Cup Counterparts

In the recent finals of the world’s most prestigious tiny robot soccer tournament, the Darmstadt Dribblers housed the FUmanoids 7-1. Here’s the (mercifully) sped-up video of the match, complete with theatrics I haven’t seen since I last watched Italy play.

The two finalists were both German teams, which might explain the stiffness. And the game itself was actually a rematch between last year’s finalists, also resoundingly lost by the FUmanoids (11-1). Impressive engineering and all that (except for all the falling down). But when is the US finally going to have a competitive tiny robot soccer program of its own? [Plastic Pals via CrunchGear]


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