CMU Bipeds to be World Cup Commentators

Posted 10 Jun 2006 at 22:52 UTC by steve Share This

According to a CMU press release, the university is shipping two bipedal robots to the RoboCup 2006 World Championship in Bremen, Germany to provide commentary for the robot soccer matches. This is apparently a first for humanoid robots. The robots, Ami and Sango are 2.5 foot tall Sony QRIOs. They will be able to track the ball while announcing which team is winning. The team that created the robot commentators says that being a commentator is as challenging a task as actually playing soccer for a robot.

World Cup stories, posted 10 Jun 2006 at 22:53 UTC by steve » (Master)

I figured one world cup story deserved another...

And google news gives a lot of hits, posted 11 Jun 2006 at 10:02 UTC by raullapeira » (Journeyer)

It has nothing to do with the fact that the "World Cup" term gets a lot of hits from google news?.

Google, posted 11 Jun 2006 at 14:51 UTC by steve » (Master)

I suspect most googlers searching on that term aren't expecting to find stories on robots. ;-) The RobotCup world championship is coming up this week, however, which means there are more soccer-related robot stories coming out.

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