Soccer for Humanoid Robots

The Darmstadt Dribblers, a team of autonomous soccer playing robots developed by a research group of the Univeristy of Darmstadt, videos and some info.
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Darmstadt Dribblers

Two soccer playing humanoid robots.
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RoboCup 2008 Humanoid League: Cooperation and Teamplay by DD
This video shows teamplay/cooperation and obstacle avoidance by the autonomous humanoid robots of the Darmstadt Dribblers team. The robots negotiate their roles via wifi, with the robot closest to the ball selecting the striker role and the other one staying back as supporter. Striker Isra then kicks the ball past the opponent and finally scores.
After scoring the goal our robots can be seen cheering.

Visit http://www.dribblers.de/ for further information, pictures and videos.
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Humanoid robots show emotional reactions at RoboCup 2006

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