A group of seven students from the Centre of Advanced Studies in Engineering (CASE), Islamabad will participate in the weeklong International Robotics Competition in Brazil.
The event, also known as RoboCup, will start on July 19 in Joao Pessoa.
A press statement issued by the Brazilian Embassy on Thursday said the Pakistani students would fly out on Friday (today).
A total of 3,000 university students from 45 countries will take part in the event. More than 60,000 visitors are also expected.
The objective of RoboCup is to promote robotics and research in the field of artificial intelligence.
The official goal of the project is to build “a team of fully autonomous, humanoid robot soccer players” by 2050.
RoboCup 2014 will bring the brightest minds in robotics and artificial intelligence to Brazil to display in the tournament their technological advancements and research.
There will be robot soccer competitions in three different categories --- the standard platform league with 32-inch tall humanoid robots, the middle-size league with robots of up to 20-inches in height, and the small-size league for robots under 6-inches in height. The Pakistani delegation will compete in the middle-size league.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 18th, 2014.
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