Robot Monday: The Darmstadt Dribblers
The Darmstadt Dribblers, a robot soccer team hailing from err, Darmstadt, are the Lionel Messis of the robot soccer world. Or, considering how early robot soccer is in it’s development, perhaps it’s more accurate to say they are that-one-guy-from-medieval-England-who-was-really-good-at-kicking-the-sheep-bladder-arounds of the robot soccer world.
Anyway, in 2009 the Dribblers’ main man, striker Bruno, won the Luis Vuitton Humanoid Cup, which, apparently, is NOT some overpriced piece of protective athletic wear. Rather, it is some kind of award given to humanoid robot soccer players. Don’t ask me.
After watching that vid, it should be clear to anyone that robot goalkeeping is nowhere near the level of robot dribbling. Seriously, those robot fools may as well put Robert Greene on the field.