Why football, not chess, is the true final frontier for robotic artificial intelligence

Why football, not chess, is the true final frontier for robotic artificial intelligence

  • So while the robots may seem less capable this year than the year before, it’s because the goalposts are moving.
  • The RoboCup tournament reached its 20th year in Leipzig this year .
  • The tasks involved in playing football, although much more intuitive to humans than chess or Go, are a major challenge for robots.
  • It is not in the cerebral boardgames of chess or Go, but on the pitch in the physical game of football that the frontline of life with intelligent robots is being carved out.
  • Led by Hiroaki Kitano and Manuela Veloso , the ambitious goal set that year was to have by 2050 a team of humanoid robots able to play a game of football against the world champion team according to FIFA rules, and win.

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