Engineering students compete in RoboCup, the World Cup for robots

July 18, 2014


Students from Marquette University’s College of Engineering have qualified for RoboCup 2014, an international humanoid robot soccer competition. The event is July 19-25, 2014, in Brazil following the FIFA World Cup soccer tournament.The Marquette students are the only American team to qualify in the teen size division of the competition and the first team from Marquette to participate in RoboCup. The competition began in 1997 as a way to promote robotics and artificial intelligence. The Marquette robot, known as MU-L8 (pronounced “emulate”), is being constructed by undergraduate students in Marquette’s College of Engineering under the direction of Dr. Andrew Williams, John P. Raynor Chair and professor of electrical and computer engineering.

Media stories

Marquette team heads to RoboCup – the World Cup for robots
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story and video, July 18, 2014

Marquette RoboCup team helped by crowdfunding
WISN-TV (ABC 12), July 14, 2014

RoboCup: After the World Cup, robot from Marquette to compete in soccer challenge in Brazil
WITI-TV (Fox 6), June 16, 2014

Marquette students have player in RoboCup
WDJT-TV (CBS 58), June 12, 2014

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