10 Jul 2019

Football Playing Kiwi Robots compete in Robocup 2019 in Sydney

From Nights, 9:35 pm on 10 July 2019

The University of Canterbury team Electric Sheep was the only New Zealand team to compete and qualify at the international RoboCup 2019 competition, in Sydney, Australia, recently.

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Photo: University of Canterbury

The UC team qualified for the Humanoid League category of the event, which challenges participants to design and build autonomous robot teams capable of playing soccer against each other.

One of the team of students, graduates and PhD candidates behind the robots is Banon Hopman, an undergraduate studying product design at University of Canterbury.  He joins us to tell us all about it.

Banon swimming in sea of electronics as the team gets ready for the competition.

Banon swimming in sea of electronics as the team gets ready for the competition. Photo: Merel Keijsers

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