Comment 2EE Not just their own World Cup


Technology for the 2014 World Cup


Not just their own World Cup (Score: 2, Interesting)

by on 2014-07-10 16:21 (#2EE)

The roboticists want the robots to win against the human team.

I'm skeptical though. They might be on the right track but development seems too slow to make it until 2050.

Also, unless we allow the robot team to be remotely controlled by a single machine, a victory might require human like intelligence. And that might require a real break through in AI research.

Then there are the mechanical requirements. For a robot to move like a human player we will have to create a lot of new technology; artificial muscles and such. Then there's the problem with cramming enough energy into a human sized machine for it to run around up to 120 minutes.

And while it's nice to see the progress in the RoboCup games, the main advancements seem to be in gameplay instead of actual robot construction. I'd rather see better robots than better gameplay algorithms.

Anyway - it's progress, it's fun. Keep going! :)


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2014-07-10 20:32 Interesting +1

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