Thursday, June 22, 2006

Japan Wins World Cup!

robocup-osakaNo, you are not imagining things. Yes, the above headline is true. In Bremen, Germany, Team Osaka won the annual World Cup of robotics, the RoboCup, on June 18th. This makes the third time in a row Team Osaka has won the tournament. Starting in Lisbon in 2004, last year in Osaka, and now this year’s event in Germany, the team from Osaka University has cemented its position as the Brazil of world robot soccer.

In the 2-on-2 category, some 16 teams competed. Team Osaka’s “Vision Tries” outperformed its rivals in penalties, dribbling, and overall technical level.

If only the national team had similar scoring ability--and brains behind it.

Japan Team Profile

Brazil Team Profile

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