iron giants

Get in! Irish team thrash German rivals in RoboCup opener

Let’s not get too excited here but, just in case, book up O’Connell Street for a homecoming parade.

WE SHALL NOT too carried away but it looks as if Ireland are set for a famous RoboCup 2014 triumph in Germany.

Robo Eireann got off to a flyer this afternoon as they thrashed HULKs (Hamburg Ultra Legendary Kickers) 5-0 in their opening match of the preliminary stages. The Irish crew, based out of NUI Maynooth, will power off their robots until Friday when they take on the catchily named pride of Leipzig, Nao Team HTWK.

Here are some of the best images from the second day of football/robotic competition.

Germany Robocup Jens Meyer Jens Meyer

Germany Robocup Jens Meyer Jens Meyer

Trusty No.4 waiting for its chance to get on and do some damage.

Germany Robocup Jens Meyer Jens Meyer

Alex ‘Cyborg’uson planning its next tactical switch.

44 international RoboCup Major League teams from 12 countries are in Germany this week to demonstrate the state-of-the-art competitions in soccer, rescue and service robots.

‘You dirty Schwein’ – Bayern Munich ban British tabloids over headline

That’s a lot of chicken satay: Takeaway website Just Eat valued at €1.8bn

Your Voice
Readers Comments
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.