is an international robotics competition founded in 1997. The aim is to promote robotics and AI research, by offering a publicly appealing, but formidable challenge. The name RoboCup is a contraction of the competition's full name, Robot Soccer FIFA World Cup|World Cup, but there are many other stages of the competition such as RoboCupRescue, RoboCup@Home and RoboCupJunior.
The official goal of the project:
:By mid-21st century, a team of fully Wiktionary:Autonomy|autonomous humanoid robot soccer players shall win the soccer game, complying with the official rule of the FIFA, against the winner of the most recent FIFA World Cup|World Cup.