UNSW’s robot soccer team face off at world cup in Sydney

Australia’s five-time world champions of robot soccer, UNSW’s Runswift team, will try to recapture the title as the international tournament comes to home ground for the first time.

Five-time world robot soccer champions, UNSW’s ‘rUNSWift’ team, will battle it out against competitors from over 30 countries for the 2019 RoboCup World Champion title, an annual event that kicks off in Sydney for the first time today.

About 170 teams and over 1,200 participants from universities and research laboratories around the world are expected to compete at this year’s main event. The tournament was created by university professors in 1997 to advance state of the art intelligent robots, with the ultimate goal of fielding a team of robots that can beat the human soccer World Cup champions by 2050.
In addition to soccer, there will be contests in robotic urban search and rescue missions, manufacturing and logistics and home assistance challenges, plus a special division for school students, RoboCup Junior. The UNSW
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