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Goal is to have human-robot game by 2050

Updated: May 10, 2005, 4:34 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- It looked like a scene from a sci-fi flick.

Hugging the sideline, the robot dog waddled down the field and hit a ball with its nose. The ball bounced off the goal post.

It was one of the University of Texas' last chances to get back in the game, which it eventually lost 2-0 to the reigning European champs from Dortmund University in Germany.

Just like in real soccer, the Germans seem to play a brand of robot dog soccer superior to the American teams ...

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