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Football-playing robots eye their own cup, and beyond

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When robots play football, it looks like a game played by five-year-olds: they swarm around the ball, kick haphazardly and fall down a lot. 

Students from the the University of Pennsylvania General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Laboratory observe as their robots play soccer during a live demonstration on June 12, 2014 at the New America Foundation in Washington, DC

But robot teams have made strides in recent years, and some researchers believe the humanoids could challenge the world's best players in a decade or two.

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