ICC Sydney to build 30 pitches for RoboCup 2019
RoboCup 2019 will be held at the ICC Sydney in July next year. Over 30 soccer pitches will be built to accommodate the 2000 participants and 20,000 spectators. The robots are powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) rather than by remote control, with over 100 teams from around the world set to compete across the leagues.
“Australian teams have been particularly successful over the years in winning this event. Participants have to design, build and control their robots to obtain entry and it is a fiercely contested competition from year to year,” said Professor Claude Sammut, from the University of New South Wales, and chairman of RoboCup 2019.
In July this year a number of Australian competitors travelled to Montreal, Canada to take part in the event. Five staff from the appointed event organiser, ICMS Australasia, travelled with them to learn how best to make the Sydney event a huge success.