I have long been fascinated by the field of Artificial Intelligence. Everything about making computers more human is interesting to me. One particular challenge put forth to the AI community particularly intrigues me. It’s called RoboCup. The challenge is:
By the year 2050, develop a team of fully autonomous humanoid robots that can win against the human world soccer champion team.
This one challenge has fueled years of research into robotics and robotic vision and intelligent reasoning and planning algorithms.