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Welcome to Nanosoccer!

Imagine a mechanical Pelé or David Beckham six times smaller than an amoeba playing with a “soccer ball” no wider than a human hair on a field that can fit on a grain of rice. Purely science fiction? Not anymore.

photograph of the microchip
Microchip with Nanosoccer Fields of Play
nanosoccer ball
Nanosoccer Ball
diagram of the field of play
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photo of nanosoccer robot

A photograph of a typical nanosoccer robot compared in size to red blood cells. About 200 of these robots could stretch in a line across the top of a plain M&M candy.

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Video of a Nanosoccer Nanobot

This is a follow up video to our post about the upcoming Nanosoccer 2008 US RoboCup Open. Folks over at Boing Boing Gadgets discovered this amazing video of a "tiny 'bot 'dribbling' a 'ball'."

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