Futbol: The Beautiful Game

By Heldana Michael

Futbol! The prince of sports! A brain sport in this case. Where students sweat their brains to enable robots to play this great game.

The fourth RoboSoccer Cup was held between the days of August 16th and 17th at Kana Studio alongside Solve IT 2019. Although only three of the expected four teams showed up to the tournament, each of these teams was phenomenal in their respective games and gave the other team a run for their money. Our newest addition to the team was Bahir Dar University and the team proved to be an equally tough team to beat. Moreover, the members of this team were high school students coming from the university’s (Bahir Dar) STEM center.

BDU STEM Students

BDU STEM Students

Addis Ababa University, Department of Computer Science, 4kbots robot scoring

iCog Makers Robosccer Cup 2019

iCog Makers Robosccer Cup 2019 Final Match

iCog Makers Robosccer Cup 2019

iCog Makers Robosccer Cup 2019 Final Match

Sadly, there could only be one winner. The final game ended with the team from the University of Gondar as the RoboSoccer Cup 2019 champion after having defeated the team the Department of Computer Science, Addis Ababa University with a score of 1-0 and a ball possession of 90//10. Gondar University could be said to have dominated their final game with a well-deserved win.

Gondar University team

Gondar University team

How was the game set-up?
The games were set-up in a typical tournament style format. Each team had 12 minutes per game with half-time at 6 minutes. You may find the rules and regulations of the RoboSoccer Cup tournaments here.

What’s next?
The fifth RoboSoccer tournament is well underway and will be held soon. If you would like to catch up on our tournaments as well as our other initiatives, you may find us on our social media pages. Facebook: @Makers.iCog Twitter: @Makersicog Telegram: icoglabsofficial Instagram: @makers_icog

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