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'I am a robot footballer': RoboWorld Cup kicks off in the UK

24 August 2012 Last updated at 00:08 BST

The world's most agile robots and their creators have travelled to the AtBristol science centre to battle it out in the annual FIRA RoboWorld Cup.

It's the first time the event - which features football, basketball and weightlifting competitions between robots - has taken place in the UK.

BBC News went to meet some of the robot competitors to find out, with a little help from their programmers, if they were feeling match fit.

Video journalist: John Galliver