MAGDEBURG, GERMANY - APRIL 26: A robot stands on a shelf near the play field at the 2013 RoboCup German Open tournament on April 26, 2013 in Magdeburg, Germany. The robots, which are a model called Nao, manufactured by Aldebaran Robotics, perform autonomously and communicate with one another via WLAN. The three-day tournament is hosting 43 international teams and 158 German junior teams that compete in a variety of disciplines, including soccer, rescue and dance. (Photo by Jens Schlueter/Getty Images)
RoboCup Soccer Tournament
Humanoid robots and their operators from around the world are in Germany this week to compete in the RoboCup German Open 2013. The event is in advance of the Robot World Soccer Cup, which will be taking place in The Netherlands later this year.