Have You Heard About Robot Soccer?

Every once in awhile, news comes across our desks at Volacci that brings out the “dork” in all of us. This week our robotics-o-meter hit the red when we learned of an outstanding accomplishment in our hometown of Austin, Texas. The University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Computer Sciences’ robot soccer team has won the US championship in the Standard Platform League. They are officially called the UT Austin Villa Robot Soccer Team, named after the prominent English football club, Aston Villa, and has been competing in robot soccer leagues since 2004. This is the first championship they have won. I can’t help but giving an enthusiastic “GOOOOOOOOOOAL!”

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