A Modesto Bee article submitted by a robots.net reader describes a recent talk given by Raúl Rojas about Freie Universität RoboCup team. He visited the UC Merced school of engineer to tout the advantages of the soccer field as a laboratory for robots: "It's small enough, but it's also very complex. The game is very fast.". Rojas says that autonomous soccer robots make a good benchmark for AI because the robots must make split second decisions in a complex environment. Rojas' championship RoboCup team, the FU-Fighers, has taken first place the last two years.