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Winning Streak Continues for Northern Bites at RoboCup World Championship

Story posted July 03, 2009

The Northern Bites, Bowdoin's RoboCup team of 22-inch-tall humanoid robots, have been unstoppable so far at the 2009 RoboCup World Championships in Graz, Austria.

The team has a perfect 5-0 record in pool play entering Saturday's quarterfinal games.

The Northern Bites team member known as "Marvin" in his "squat goalie" position.

On Friday, the Northern Bites beat the University of Chile Kiltros by a score of 3-0.

"We managed to play well despite some very strange conditions," said Eric Chown, the team's advisor.

"The hall lights were becoming brighter and darker during the game. Not so good for our cameras, which are calibrated for fixed lighting."

Earlier in the day, Bowdoin beat TJ Ark, a Chinese team, 3-0.

Visit the Northern Bites Blog for updates and videos from the matches.

Quarterfinal matchups:

NuBots (Australia) vs. Nao Devils Dortmund (Germany)
Northern Bites vs. NTU Robot PAL (Taiwan)
B-Human (Germany) vs. CMWrightEagle (joint U.S./Carnegie
Austrian Kangaroos (Australia/Austria) vs. Austin Villa (Texas)

If Bowdoin wins its quarterfinal match, the semifinal game would be Sunday morning against the winner of the NuBots-Nao Devils match.

The NuBots are the defending RoboCup World Champions.

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