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As South Africa is getting ready for the Fifa World Cup 2010, “gadget geeks” have been participating in a World Cup of their own the last couple of years.

 

FIRA The FIRA Cup is a competition where the players are hi-tech robots.  They are sub-divided into six main categories according to their level of technology. MiroSot is considered to be the small robot league, HuroCup consist of 3 players per team and have more advanced robots that are created in the humanoid form  and SimuroSot consists of software programs competing against one another.

Since 1996 the FIRA Cup has had annual tournaments in Australia, Brazil, China, France and Korea.

All the categories have strict rules to define the game play which generally consist of the robots and their human controllers.  Most teams are made up of a manager and three controllers.  MiroSot however requires the robot to have artificial intelligence and they “play” using sensory systems.

Maybe in a hundred years we might host the FIRA World Cup in South Africa, we already have the stadiums.

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