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Bowdoin's RoboCup Team Competes in World Cup

Story posted June 15, 2006

Northern Bites, the Bowdoin College RoboCup team, is in Bremen, Germany, competing in the RoboCup World Cup championships.

RoboCup brings together teams of soccer-playing robot dogs from all over the world. Northern Bites comprises four Sony Aibo robots, programmed by Bowdoin students, that compete on a four-meter by six-meter "field." The robots operate fully autonomously, with no external control by humans or computers.

Northern Bites is off to a quick start -- one win, one loss, and one tie during the opening matches. They are currently ranked among the top 16 teams in the world.

The students recently chatted with comedian Drew Carey, who is covering the World Cup for the Travel Channel.

Follow Northern Bites' progress throughout the tournament here.

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