February 14, 2012, 11:05 AM —
It's February and it's cold, so let's watch a video of "the world's first autonomous humanoid robot ice hockey player."
The robot (named Jennifer) was created for the 2012 DARwIn-OP Humanoid Appliance Challenge, and the video was recorded at the University of Manitoba quadrangle skating rink.
The robot uses open-source software (Xubuntu 11.10 for the OS, and the control code was written in C++ using open-source libraries such as Espeak and OpenCV), the creators said on an Ubuntu message board.
Now if we can just get them to create a goalie…
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