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Robot lionesses and care robots both world champion on RoboCup

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07.19.2019

During the annual robot world championships the team of the TU Eindhoven won two world championships. The robot soccer team won in the final against China, and the care robot from Eindhoven also received the most points in its category. The RoboCup, this year in Sydney, is the annual international tournament for autonomous (self-directing) robots).

After a nerve-wracking soccer final between the Chinese team Water and Tech United from the TU Eindhoven, the last emerged as victor. Only in the last minute Tech United equaled the score. The game remained exciting during during overtime. Tech United did gain an advantage at 5-4, but created more distance with 6-4 only just before the end signal. Team Water was strong in the offence and the defense of Tech United was tested repeatedly.

Also in the care robot category, with a firm distance to the second place, Tech United conquered the world cup. It is for the first time the Eindhoven team takes home two world cups.

Source: Eindhoven University of Technology

Robots named after our orange lionesses
Due to a returning injury of star player Lieke Motors, who had to leave the field repeatedly for repairs, Chinese opportunities could be cashed in. Much praise goes to keeper Sari Verenstaal, who stopped the ball on several occasions. The newest arrival on the team, Lineth Rekenbrein, could get some successful playtime as an substitute attacker. Defence player Jackie Groenestroom and attacker Vivianne Wielema could find each other on crucial moments and Dominique Bluetooth could score because of some deep passes. Wielema was the new trump card: she possesses a new platform with not three but eight weels. That makes her almost as fast as Usain Bolt at the 100 meters.

Read more on Eindhoven University of Technology.

Source: Eindhoven University of Technology


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