If you’re a fan of boxing, or have seen any of the “Rocky” movies, you’re familiar with the weigh-in, the big tradition of taking the boxers’ height and weight to ensure he (or she) is fit for the intended bout category, be it welter-weight, middle-weight, or heavy-weight.
Surprisingly, RoboCup’s soccer competition has its own weigh-in of its competitors. In these photos, our Team DARwIn robots are put under the test. Before robots can participate in the Kid-, Middle-, and Adult-Sized league games, they are measured, weighed, and inspected by judges with tape measures and keen eyes.
P.S. We have yet to see a press conference where the robotic opponents lash out at each other. RoboCup is a overwhelmingly friendly event.