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Robots Treated to a Performance of Welsh National Anthem

The team of robotic footballers were treated to a performance of the Welsh national anthem ahead of the International Robocup Championship. Nao Robots joined the choir at the Hoddinott Hall situated at the Wales Millenium Centre, where the anthem will be recorded.

Nao Robot

This anthem would be played before the games commence at the Robocup in Turkey. The robots built by scientists from the University of Wales Newport, met the choir when they came for rehearsals for performing ‘The Gothic Symphony,’ which would be performed as part of the BBC promos on 17th of July at the Royal Albert Hall.

The Robocup is an international level tournament, which aims at developing robotics by holding football matches between robot teams. The challenges in developing robot footballers are very much similar to those faced while developing fire-fighting robots or bomb-disposal robots. The Newport team is led by Dr. Torbjorn Dahl, from the Cognitive Robotics Research Center at the University of Wales. He would be present in Turkey for the five day event. He regarded the Robocup as a significant event in the efforts to develop robots, which can make the world a safer and better place for human beings. He expressed his gratitude towards the BBC National Chorus of Wales in helping them publicise Newport’s participation in the event.


Joel Scanlon

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Joel, originally from the UK, emigrated to Australia in 1995 and spent 5 years working in the mining industry as an exploration Geo-technician where he developed skills in GIS Mapping and CAD. Joel also spent a year working underground in a gold/copper mine. Upon moving to the North Coast of NSW, Australia Joel worked as a graphic designer for a leading consultancy firm before starting a successful business providing graphic and web design services to local businesses on the eastern seaboard of Australia. Joel is skilled in project management, web programming, design, animation, database and networking, software and editing. Joel has been with AZoNetwork since its inception in 2000.


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