Robots are meant to be versatile, and while this isn’t the first robot we’ve seen play some soccer, this is the first time we’ve seen them in a group (maybe you’d call it a team), actually playing soccer. Thanks to the RoboCup 2010, we can finally get our wish to see what it would look like to see a bunch of robots play in the world cup. Some may argue it’s actually more exciting than the real game, but we’ll leave that up to you.
This year’s tournament was a six-day event held in Singapore. The final match was a rematch between two German teams. The Darmstadt Dribblers from the Technische Universitat in Darmstadt and the FUmanoids, based out of Freie Universitat in Berlin. The former team managed to pull out a victory of 7:1.
You can watch the video below for the whole game, condensed to run in quick-time. It runs about nine minutes and 24 seconds, and it’s a lot of fun to watch. Next year, we’re hoping that the robots get a bit bigger, but that’s probably a pipe dream.