FIRA (MiroSot) 98 Robotics Competition Corner
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The Federation of International Robot-soccer Association (FIRA) hosted the third micro-robot soccer tournament (MiroSot), renamed as the FIRA Robot World Cup, in Paris, France, June 30-July 4, 1998. The 1998 FIRA World Cup sported two physical leagues and two simulator leagues. The main physical league was MiroSot, with 18 teams from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Korea, Romania, Singapore, Spain, and the UK. The teams played on a 130 cm x 90 cm arena with an orange golf ball serving as the miniature soccer ball. Each robot had a unique pattern of bright colors to make it visible from the overhead cameras, and communicated to a central processor over a radio link. First place went to The Keys team from Human Interface, Inc., Korea.
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