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New soccer robot has human-like agility

Computer scientists have developed a new robot whose source code and design plan is publicly accessible. It is intended to facilitate the entry into research on humanoids, in particular, the TeenSize Class of the RoboCup. With its white head and black body, “NimbRo-OP” looks almost human and is very agile — it has no problems kicking a soccer ball, and it can also get up from a prone position like a human.