By tradition, a football tournament among humanoid robots up to 58 cm tall was held as part of the RoboCup 2015 international robotics exhibition this year in China. To participate in the competition, each team prepares its own group of robot players with appropriate software and certain action algorithms in various situations. After the start of the match, robots become completely autonomous – people are forbidden to interfere in the game or adjust the wards’ software.
This year, the winner was a team of students from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia. In the final, they beat the German B-Human team from the University of Bremen and the DFKI Research Center for Artificial Intelligence with a score of 3: 1. Both teams used Nao robots manufactured by Aldebaran Robotics.