The World Cup may still be ongoing (despite what the US, England, and a handful of others may think), but the RoboCup 2010 in Singapore has just closed shop with an edge-of-your-seat display of autonomous action. The final game came down to two German teams, the Darmstadt Dribblers and the FUmanoids. As seen at numerous points, both android teams have even learned the ancient art of diving, toeing the uncanny valley a little to close for comfort. Video after the break — we won’t to spoil the ending, so let’s just say Germany won by a sizable margin.
If fierce competition isn’t your cup of tea, we’ve also got footage of DARwin-LC, a low cost (hence the name) humanoid from our friends at Virginia Tech’s RoMeLa. These adorable little guys cost about $2,500 apiece and will be going out to 11 of VT’s partner universities.
RoboCup Soccer 2010 finals show impressive realism by feigning injuries (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 30 Jun 2010 03:11:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.