Atlanta gets ready for RoboCup 2007

May 10, 2007
Atlanta gets ready for RoboCup 2007
In July, approximately 2,000 students and faculty from schools in more than 20 countries will pit their robotic creations against each other at RoboCup 2007 Atlanta at Georgia Tech. (Photo: Georgia Tech/Rob Felt)

Georgia Tech will be the site of this year's RoboCup competition, with approximately 2,000 students and faculty from 20 nations participating.

The world competition for research robotics, RoboCup 2007 Atlanta will be held on the Georgia Institute of Technology campus July 3-10. Events will range from four-legged and humanoid robotic soccer games to search-and-rescue competitions.

This year's event includes the debut of the Nanogram League, a competition between microscopic robots.

In addition to RoboCup 2007 Atlanta, Georgia Tech will also host several other robotics-related events, including the Robotics: Science and Systems conference and an International Aerial Robotics Competition.

RoboCup is an international research and education initiative designed to foster artificial intelligence and robotics research.

Copyright 2007 by United Press International

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