By MortazaviBlog on Jun 26, 2004
There were many German entries, and the first winners come from Osnabruck, Germany, the city of my sister-in-law's family.
RoboCup itself is a larger organization.
At one point, when I was studying with Hubert Dreyfus, I planned to write an essay on whether it was possible for robots to play real soccer.
Well, here is RoboCup's goal: By the year 2050, develop a team of fully autonomous humanoid robots that can win against the human world soccer champion team.
It's a lofty goal, and to what degree it will be accomplished is worth watching.
Unless the robots are allowed to injure people, I doubt they'll win . . .
Now, it is time for me to run for my weekend soccer game on the Stanford compus!
Have a wonderful JavaOne and watch for those robots and don't let them beat you ! ! !