I wonder if sometime this could be seen as the zeitgeist of these years: the home page of the RoboCup organization has Cosimo’s penalty kick picture after a year of the event. There is a lot of symbolism it in actually.
There is a new 28MB movie clip of the penalty kick between Hits Dream and Cosimo on the Fraunhofer Institute’s site covering the humanoid robot league of RoboCup 2003.
I visited RoboCup 2003 in Padua, Italy today, and my son Cosimo was chosen from the public as goalkeeper, to defend against Hits Dream’s penalty kicks. Hits Dream is a fully autonomous humanoid robot built by the Honda International Technical School‘s team led by Shuji Imura. (I am not sure, if actually the name of …