RoboCup Pits Soccer-Playing Robots Against Each Other
Scientists hope robots can beat World Cup champions by 2050
With the score tied 1-1, it's gone to a penalty shootout in a tense soccer match between teams from Israel and Australia.
As the Australian goalkeeper in his red jersey braces for the shot, the Israeli striker pauses. Then he breaks into a dance instead of kicking the ball.
Perhaps he can be forgiven: He's a robot, after all.
Welcome to the RoboCup, where more than a thousand soccer-playing robots from forty countries have descended on the Dutch technology Mecca of Eindhoven this week with one goal in mind: beat the humans.