TITLE

Soccerbots learn to take a dive

AUTHOR(S)
Griggs, Jessica
PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
New Scientist;5/16/2009, Vol. 202 Issue 2708, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on a project by Javier Ruiz-del-Solar of the University of Chile in Santiago which involves training two teams of soccerbots for the annual world RoboCup. The project aims to have a robotic team in place by 2050 that can beat the best human side, which requires creating soccerbots that can fall over without damaging themselves. The research team conducted a computer simulation based on a humanoid robot called Nao to identify the optimum ways for a robot to fall.
ACCESSION #
40536095

 

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