Welcome to Part 6 of our RoboCup Highlights Reel series bringing you all the best bits from RoboCup 2019 in Sydney.

There’s no better way to see the progress made in RoboCup than with the Soccer League.

From small, wheeled bots all the way up to lumbering adult-sized robots, this league offers the closest connection to the stated goal of RoboCup: beating World Cup winners with a team of robots.

Professor Maurice Pagnucco, head of the School of Computer Science and Engineering at UNSW, said the soccer league showcases a wide range of engineering skills.

“To me it’s about the technology,” he said.

“All the work that goes into being able to do tasks like the robots figuring out where they are on the field, where the ball is, where the opponents are, and the strategy layer we have in terms of how we play the game – just as humans have a high level strategy when they play the game.”

ACS was the STEM Champion sponsor of RoboCup 2019.