Computer-Controlled Robots at RoboCup Play with Goal of One Day Beating Humans

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJuly 28, 2014


Technology may be so advanced one day that robots could beat humans at soccer. Whether you want to believe it or not, that's the goal by 2050.

Robotic researchers were able to put together a "RoboCup" at Brazil this year and found out which automatons performed best.

The plan isn't to just beat any typical group of humans; the researchers want the robots of the future to be able to defeat the World Cup champions.