RoboCub 2018 will take place in Canada this summer.
Robot football is not a new thing, but in fact the first event took place 1997. After that it has been a annual competition. Bellow you can see a video from the 2017 cup.
2017 the competition was held in Japan. 500 teams from 50 countries participated in the tournament. The competition is evolving every year as technology advances are made. It has been said that “By the middle of the 21st century, a team of fully autonomous humanoid robot soccer players shall win a soccer game, complying with the official rules of FIFA, against the winner of the most recent World Cup.” So not this year, but we are getting there. At this moment it’s more like watching toddlers play football.
For more information visit: http://www.robocup.org/