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RoboCup football world cup for robots in Istanbul

Humanoid and wheel robots have battled it out in Istanbul for the coveted title of global number one mechanical superstars.

RoboCup 2011 puts engineers from 40 countries to the test.

The annual challenge is aimed at building a robot one day with enough artificial intelligence to beat humans on the pitch.

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