ROBOTS - The Salt Lake Tribune News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us (Webmaster) Heads up, World Cup teams: The robots are coming <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="">Heads up, World Cup teams: The robots are coming</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KATHY MATHESON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T15:47:02.267-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 03:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Philadelphia • When robots first started playing soccer, it was a challenge for them just to see the ball. And to stay upright. But the machines participating in this month’s international RoboCup tournament are making passes and scoring points. Their ultimate goal? To beat the human World Cup champs within the next 35 years. “It’s hard to predict what will happen in 2050, but we are on the right path,” said event co-founder Manuela Veloso, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon Univers...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581698352014-07-11T15:47:02.267-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-11T15:47:02.267-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:47:02 MDT