Ireland take on German robots in RoboCup 2013
IRELAND'S robot soccer team, NUI Maynooth's RoboEireann, will play their first match tomorrow at RoboCup 2013 – an annual competition which involves robots from over 20 nations pitting their skills against each other, just like humans.
RoboEireann will take on former champions B-Human, from Germany. All teams use identical hardware but must develop software that enables the robots to understand their surroundings and make decisions.
NUI Maynooth and Intel have just announced a joint research programme in intelligent systems.