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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Bristol host city for FIRA Robot World Cup 2012

Federation International of Robosoccer Association, FIRA Executive Committee has announced that the host city for 17th FIRA RoboWorldCoup 2012 will be Bristol, UK. The event will take place August 20-25, just after the Olympic Games, at the Bristol Robotics Lab (BRL), the largest multi-disciplinary robotics facility in the UK with an international reputation in advanced robotics research. BRL is a collaboration between the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England. BRL is . The event will be combined with the UK’s robotics conference “Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems” (TAROS), the annual premier event for UK roboticists.
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The 16th FIRA RoboWorldCoup 2011 will take place in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, August 27-30, 2011.
FIRA robot soccer began in 1995 and the first international championship was held at KAIST, Daejeon, Korea in 1996. FIRA was founded in June 1997 with a basic goal of  taking the spirit of science and technology of robotics to the laymen and the younger generation, through the game of robot soccer.


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