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Projects on the Move

Article from Issue 116/2010

Building robots is an expensive hobby but too interesting to leave to a small group of elite researchers. Peekabot saves you the investment in hardware and simulates a brave new robot world. Also, we’ll look at Gbrainy, a program to train your gray matter.

Utopia or reality? Science fiction or reality report? Plans are to have the current world soccer champions play against a team of robots in the year 2050, if the initiators of the annual world championship in robot soccer, the Robocup, have their way. The game is played by FIFA rules, and the Robocup Federation is quite certain that the mechanical players will win against the human team.

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