If the human kind of "footy" isn't enough for you, the 10th annual RoboCup gets started today and lasts until the 20th. There are 11 different leagues, with reigning champion Germany expected to win in the four-legged competition, and Japan being the favorites for the humanoid race (naturally).

We're still a long ways off from meeting the goal that the Robot Team can beat a human team by the year 2050, since it's a miracle these things can stand up and move around right now without falling over, but we're getting there!


Robot scoccer world Cup kicks off [BBC]