Monday 16 May 2022

Dutch robots lose football Robocup to China

robocupFootball playing robots built by researchers at Eindhoven University have lost the final of the Robocup World Cup 4-1 to a Chinese team.

The Dutch team, with players such as Robodinho, were defending champions and beat the same Chinese team, named Water, in 2014 and in 2012. The Chinese won the event in 2011 and 2013, when they also faced Tech United in the final.

The robots play independent football and are not controlled by humans during the game.

The Robocup competition was launched in 1997 with the aim of stimulating research into robotics and artificial intelligence.

Watch the videos

Thank you for donating to

The team would like to thank all the generous readers who have made a donation in recent weeks. Your financial support has helped us to expand our coverage of the coronavirus crisis into the evenings and weekends and make sure you are kept up to date with the latest developments. has been free for 14 years, but without the financial backing of our readers, we would not be able to provide you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch. Your contributions make this possible.

If you have not yet made a donation, but would like to, you can do so via Ideal, credit card or Paypal.