Monday, April 14, 2008

[ News, Science / Tech, March 11 2008] 2008 Robot World Cup to be held in Songdo

Incheon Metropolitan City government said Monday (Mar. 10) it would jointly host the 14th Robot World Cup with the Federation of International Robot-soccer Association at its Songdo ConvensiA (convention center), New Songdo City.

A total of 200 teams from 30 countries that have made it through regional competitions will gather in the new city, on Sep. 8-12, the city officials said.

The FIRA Robot World Cup, or FIRA cup, is organized into several categories, including the Micro-Robot Soccer Tournament (MiroSot), the Simulated Robot Soccer Tournament (SimuroSot) and the Humanoid Robot Soccer Tournament (HuroSot). These games are played under the watchful eyes of a human referee and the participants, who are the robot players’ managers and trainers.

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