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.

Robocup German Open Robots Soccer Tournament 2013

MAGDEBURG, GERMANY - APRIL 26: Two teams of robots play against each other in soccer 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 German Open Robots Soccer Tournament 2013

MAGDEBURG, GERMANY - APRIL 26: Two teams of robots play against each other in soccer 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 German Open Robots Soccer Tournament 2013

MAGDEBURG, GERMANY - APRIL 26: A robot on 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 German Open Robots Soccer Tournament 2013

MAGDEBURG, GERMANY - APRIL 26: Two teams of robots play against each other in soccer 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 German Open Robots Soccer Tournament 2013

MAGDEBURG, GERMANY - APRIL 26: Participants check robots 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 German Open Robots Soccer Tournament 2013

MAGDEBURG, GERMANY - APRIL 26: Two teams of robots play against each other in soccer 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 German Open Robots Soccer Tournament 2013

MAGDEBURG, GERMANY - APRIL 26: Two teams of robots play against each other in soccer 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 German Open Robots Soccer Tournament 2013

MAGDEBURG, GERMANY - APRIL 26: Two teams of robots play against each other in soccer 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 German Open Robots Soccer Tournament 2013

MAGDEBURG, GERMANY - APRIL 26: Two teams of robots play against each other in soccer 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 German Open Robots Soccer Tournament 2013

MAGDEBURG, GERMANY - APRIL 26: A robot in 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 German Open Robots Soccer Tournament 2013

MAGDEBURG, GERMANY - APRIL 26: Robots stand at a table 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 German Open Robots Soccer Tournament 2013

MAGDEBURG, GERMANY - APRIL 26: Robots stand at 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 German Open Robots Soccer Tournament 2013

MAGDEBURG, GERMANY - APRIL 26: Robots stand on 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 German Open Robots Soccer Tournament 2013

MAGDEBURG, GERMANY - APRIL 26: A robot in 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 German Open Robots Soccer Tournament 2013

MAGDEBURG, GERMANY - APRIL 26: A participant checks a robot 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 German Open Robots Soccer Tournament 2013

MAGDEBURG, GERMANY - APRIL 26: Participants check a robot 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 German Open Robots Soccer Tournament 2013

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)