RoboCup 2015 kicks off in China

An American team beats an Iranian squad 5-4 in this year’s RoboCup final.  Hot on the heels of its Women’s World Cup victory, the United States has another piece of soccer hardware to add to its collection this year. That’s because a team of American humanoid robots have defeated an Iranian squad in the finals of the 2015 RoboCup held in Hefei, […]

GOOOOOAL! Soccer robots score on humans at RoboCup

Now in its 18th year, the RoboCup is an annual robotics competition that pairs teams of bots against each other to compete in the game of soccer. As previously discussed in Bits & Pieces, the ultimate goal of the tournament is to develop a robotic humanoid soccer-playing robot by the year 2050. And from the looks of the GIF below, we may be closer […]

Preview: Atmel to enhance the IoT experience at ESC Brazil 2014

The World Cup and RoboCup have both come to an end. The Summer Olympics are still another two years away. So why are we heading to Brazil next week? The Embedded Systems Conference, of course! Held August 26-27th in São Paulo, Atmel is excited to be an exhibiting sponsor of this year’s ESC, which will bring together over 5,000 […]

Nike’s LED basketball court may be the future of training

From robots scoring goals on humans to tablets replacing NFL coaches’ playbooks, we’ve seen some serious tech-based advancements throughout the sporting world in recent months. And, while wearable technology has become a popular choice among athletes to monitor and enhance their training progress, Nike’s recent RISE campaign has truly upped the playing field… or shall we say, court? The House of Mamba, a […]

Will robots take home the gold in 2020?

Recently here on Bits & Pieces, we covered the RoboCup where a group of inventors and their robots gathered in Brazil to compete in a global soccer tournament. It seems as though the robot invasion into the sports realm is not stopping there. With Tokyo hosting the 2020 Olympic games, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared his […]

Watch out World Cup, here come the robots

Great news for soccer fans: The World Cup won’t be the only event taking Brazil — and the global stage — by storm this month. Kicking off in little over a week, robots from 45 countries will gather in João Pessoa to compete in the international soccer tournament known as RoboCup. Founded in 1997, RoboCup is an annual international robotics competition aspiring to promote robotics […]