FIRA RoboWorld Cup 2012
22 Aug - 25 Aug
The Robo World Cup is coming to At-Bristol! Top roboticists test their newest technology and hope to finish on the podium.
Bristol’s position as a leader in robotic innovation will be enhanced in 2012 when it hosts the five-day FIRA Robo World Cup – the first time the event has been held in the UK.
Competitors are coming from as far afield as Mexico, Canada, India, China, South Korea, Malaysia and Taiwan. The UK has two teams competing – one from the Bristol Robotics Laboratory and the second from the University of Plymouth.
Categories include the ‘HuroCup’ events, for humanoid robots which can walk and run, with events in football, basketball, wall climbing, weightlifting and marathon running. These robots can be up to 130cm in height and weigh up to 30kg!
And ‘MiroSot’ – a five or 11-a-side football game for wheeled robots. An external vision system tracks the position of the robots and the ball, relaying this information to another computer which then calculates the next move.
While it’s not quite as fast-paced as events in the Olympic Stadium, the Robo World Cup will be a spectacle of pioneering mechanical, electronic and advanced artificial intelligence technology in action!
The Robo World Cup is being run by Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) (a collaboration between the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England) and is being hosted in At-Bristol.
Daily opening times:
22 August: 10.00 - 18.00
23 August: 10.00 - 12.00
24 August: 10.00 - 18.00
25 August: 10.00 - 16.00
Can't make it? Keep up to date live!:
Watch MiroSot live online via the At-Bristol webcam
If you're on twitter, follow the hashtag #FIRAroboworldcup or find us: @atbristol
See some of our photos on the At-Bristol facebook page
Check out some videos on our Youtube channel
What our visitors say
"Enjoyable day for my grandchildren - very pleased!"