15th FIRA Robot World Cup being organised in Bangalore

September 22nd, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI  

By Jaipal Sharma

Bangalore, Sep. 22 (ANI): The Federation of International Robosoccer Association (FIRA) organised the 15th FIRA Robot World Cup and Congress here last week.

Fifty-two teams from 17 countries participated in the event.

Though the robots are not as swift or big like human beings, yet the way they adapt themselves to the game, there is no doubt that a team of robots could do duty during the FIFA World Cup 2050.

“There is a human robot now … I think like playing the soccer with the human body and the human body team just won the champion of FIFA, the robot will beat the human in 2050 that is the dream,” said Tzuu-Hseng S.Li, Professor, National United University, Taiwan.

Prahlad Vedakkepat, who is an Associate Professor and Head of the Robotic Cluster at the National University of Singapore, said the motive behind the event was to provide a platform for the younger generation to share their ideas and talent to make a robotic world a reality.

“The motto of this event is to bring theory and practice together. Most of the engineering colleges we have enough theory or rather we dwell into theory in a very detail manner, but practical aspects are not really put into proper prospective,” said Vadakkepat.

“So, the objective of this organisation is to attract young minds into engineering and technology where robotics can showcase a variety of multi disciplinary research and studies,” he added.

Students from different countries demonstrated their robots to the general public. (ANI)

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