RoboCup football kicks off in Thailand (video)

BANGKOK, 15 July 2022:

A peculiar international tournament is underway in the Thai capital Bangkok, where 1,400 participants from 39 countries are taking part in a championship – whose star players are robots.

RoboCup 2022 pits teams of young scientists against one another as they demonstrate the latest technological advances in robotics, artificial intelligence and computer engineering with competitions in football and search and rescue operations.

The competition at the Bangkok Trade and Exhibition Centre (Bitec), which kicked off Monday and runs until tomorrow, looks to promote the use of robots in various sectors from household chores to industry and rescue operations.

On Sunday, Bitec will host an international symposium on robotics.

RoboCup was born in Nagoya, Japan, in 1997, with the idea to create a football team made up of robots that by 2050 would hypothetically be able to compete against human beings.

The tournament was hosted in Sydney in 2019 and the following year it was suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Last year, it was held virtually.

– EFE