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Messi Who? Robots Take Over World Of Soccer
The Robocup championship has the long-term goal of building a team of androids good enough to beat the human world cup team by 2050.

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In this photo taken Thursday, June 27, 2013 robots in the "standard platform" division compete at the RoboCup championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Around 300 teams from 40 countries are competing this week in the RoboCup championships. The competition has the long-term goal of building a team of androids good enough to beat the human world cup team by 2050. (AP Photo/Toby Sterling)
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In this photo taken Thursday, June 27, 2013, a robot from the University of Bonn dribbles around a Japanese competitor at the RoboCup championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Around 300 teams from 40 countries are competing this week at the RoboCup. The competition has the long-term goal of building a team of androids good enough to beat the human world cup team by 2050. (AP Photo/Toby Sterling)

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In this photo taken Thursday, June 27, 2013 Mostafa Mahmoodi, in charge of mechanical systems for the robotics team from Iran's Qazvid Islamic Open University, shows off the kicking and passing device used by his mid-sized robots at the RoboCup in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Around 300 teams from 40 countries are competing this week in the RoboCup championships. The competition has the long-term goal of building a team of androids good enough to beat the human world cup team by 2050. (AP Photo/Toby Sterling)

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In this photo taken Thursday, June 27, 2013 robotics students grab tools to make last minute tweaks to their robots ahead of a match at the RoboCup championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Around 300 teams from 40 countries are competing this week in the RoboCup championships. The competition has the long-term goal of building a team of androids good enough to beat the human world cup team by 2050. (AP Photo/Toby Sterling)

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In this photo taken Thursday, June 27, 2013 robots in the "kids" humanoid division compete during the RoboCup championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands. The robot in the foreground is standing back up again after a fall. Around 300 teams from 40 countries are competing this week in the RoboCup championships. The competition has the long-term goal of building a team of androids good enough to beat the human world cup team by 2050. (AP Photo/Toby Sterling)

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In this photo taken Thursday, June 27, 2013, a woman shakes hands with a robot at an exhibition outside the RoboCup championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Around 300 teams from 40 countries are competing this week in the RoboCup championships. The competition has the long-term goal of building a team of androids good enough to beat the human world cup team by 2050. (AP Photo/Toby Sterling)

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A robot from the RoBIU team fielded by Israel's Bar Ilan university prepares to take a penalty shot at the RoboCup in Eindhoven, Netherlands on Thursday, June 27, 2013. Around 300 teams from 40 countries are competing this week in the RoboCup championships. The competition has the long-term goal of building a team of androids good enough to beat the human world cup team by 2050. (AP Photo/Toby Sterling)

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Robots in the "standard platform" division prepare for kickoff at a match held during the RoboCup championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands on Thursday, June 27, 2013. Around 300 teams from 40 countries are competing this week in the RoboCup championships. The competition has the long-term goal of building a team of androids good enough to beat the human world cup team by 2050. (AP Photo/Toby Sterling)

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In this photo taken Thursday, June 27, 2013, robotics students from left to right: Chris Akatsuka, Dickens He, Alan Aquino and Tatenda Mushonga from the University of Pennsylvania's "UPennalizer" team show off their robots at the RoboCup championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Around 300 teams from 40 countries are competing this week in the RoboCup championships. The competition has the long-term goal of building a team of androids good enough to beat the human world cup team by 2050. (AP Photo/Toby Sterling)

Messi Who? Robots Take Over World Of Soccer

The Robocup championship has the long-term goal of building a team of androids good enough to beat the human world cup team by 2050.

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