Friday, August 11, 2017

Researchers and Robots Swarm Japan’s RoboCup Competition

Some robots played soccer. Others tackled picking and packing duties in a simulated warehouse. Still others competed to see which could tackle household chores, like setting the table. 100,000 spectators — including 3,000 students and scientists — joined thousands of robots like these last week in Nagoya, Japan, for RoboCup 2017, the world’s largest robotics competition. The event’s competitions — held over four days — are part of an effort to advance robotic R&D. NVIDIA was a first-time sponsor, but our technology powered teams competing in each of the week’s three main events.