Sharif Industrial University's varsity team of soccer-playing robots headed to the US last week for the Fifth World Robocup Championship. The team, accompanied by 15 students and three managers, are participating in the small, medium and simulation categories and are competing with 124 other teams from 43 countries.
The university's team took third and seventh place in the fourth round of the championship, held in Australia in August last year (see photos left, below).
In line with the technological push that the teams represent, Linux is usually the operating system of choice for controlling the robots.
The Fifth World Robocup Championship runs through to August 20.