Robotics normal Football (or Soccer, as those across the pond would have us believe) has been going a while, there are competitions everywhere, from the UK to Japan and back again. American Football doesn’t seem to have taken off so much in the robotics world, until now.
I’m not about to pretend I know what the sport is all about but the video below shows some pretty interesting rigs built by the University of Notre Dame. While it looks like some of the robots are controlled by the students, others are apparently autonomous, like the quarterback, who’s able to pass the ball to another chap at 75% accuracy according to Michael Stanisic, the course leader and the guy who came up with the concept. The robots use ultrasonic triangulation to localise their position and communicate wirelessly.