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The RoboWorld Cup attracts worldwide media coverage

29 August 2012

The excitement of the RoboWorld Cup, which saw 26 teams from around the world pit their robotic skills against each other, captured the attention of media around the globe.

The excitement of the RoboWorld Cup, which saw 26 teams from around the world pit their robotic skills against each other, captured the attention of media around the globe.

Sports such as football, basketball and weightlifting will come under the spotlight as the world’s most advanced robots and their creators went head-to-head at the FIRA RoboWorld Cup, organised by the Bristol Robotics Lab.

Reports from the event were broadcast around the world thanks to BBC World Service, BBC World News, Sky News, Newstrack India and BBC News Online. National coverage also included The Times, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, Huffington Post, The Metro, Times Higher Education, BBC Breakfast, CBBC Newsround, BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat, BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Focus magazine.

The Engineer filmed at the RoboWorld Cup, as did BBC Points West and ITV West. There was also coverage for the event in The Post, BBC Bristol online, Western Daily Press, Guide2Bristol and live interviews on BBC Radio Bristol.

Full press release: First the Olympic Games, now it’s time for Great Britain to welcome the robots

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