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Watch these robotic soccer players play a nail-biter of a match


As a hater of all sports activities, I’m notably excited concerning the imminent substitute of people with robots in soccer. If this thrilling match, the Normal Platform League (SPL) closing of the German Open that includes the Nao-Staff HTWK vs. Nao Devils, is any indication, the longer term goes to be nice.

The robots are all NAO robots by SoftBank and they’re all designed in accordance with the necessities of the Standard Platform League. The robots can run (kind of), kick (kind of), and carry themselves up in the event that they fall. The 21 minute video is a little bit of a slog and the spectators are positively not drunk hooligans however darned if it isn’t nice to see little robots hitting the turf to seize a ball earlier than it hits the objective.

I, for one, welcome our soccer-playing robotic overlords.