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Two Marquette University-made robots to take part in different World Cup tourney

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Another World Cup soccer tournament will be played in Brazil.

This one will feature humanoid robots, including a pair from Marquette University.

The Milwaukee school will have the only robots in the competition -- three-foot-tall players named Forrest and Sunny.

Four days of competition begin Monday. The idea is to create a robotic team that's advanced enough to play against human World Cup champions by 2050.

However, Marquette junior Kellen Carey says this year's goal is to keep their humanoid design from falling down. Andrew Williams, who founded Marquette's Intelligent Robotics Lab, said a lot of work still needs to be done.

The students will get to see what other teams' models look like before getting theirs ready for play. Robots from 45 nations will take part.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)