Sports based on futuristic technology that already exists

From metaverso to non-fungible tokens (NFT), new technologies are relentlessly changing the way we live our lives. And one of the biggest stages where that happens is sport.

Thanks to artificial intelligence, that robotics and other technological innovations, new high-tech sports are taking their first steps around the world. From robot who took the field to play football until drones pilot controlled competing with each other, like humans, the machines proved to have their own competitive edge.

That HE now you can even create new sports, from strategy and game rules to playing field layouts.

That HE now you can even create new sports, from strategy and game rules to playing field layouts.

Sport and technology in one: this is football with drones

On football with drones, teams of three to five pilots earn points by flying buzz “attacker” through the opponent’s goal, while drones the opposition tried to block them. It features three sets of intense three-minute gameplay where players must weigh how aggressively they fly against the risk of damage buzz.

This sport originated in South Korea and was the first soccer tournament with drones The United States was held in July last year at the Rocky Mountain State Games in Colorado. League launches in Colorado, New York, Ohio, and elsewhere, as well as the US hum Football introduces the sport in secondary schools, where it will be combined with educational programs in which lStudents learn to build, program, and improve drones.

World Cup Initiative Robot, “RoboCup” for short, is a football competition for robot autonomous. It has several leagues, where robot with different sizes must make independent decisions while communicating effectively with their teammates.

The contest doubles as an international scientific project. In the RoboCup Humanoid League, for example, researchers push for challenges robotics such as dynamic walking and running, kicking the ball while maintaining balance, ball visual perception you team work.

That robot They have come a long way since the first RoboCup in 1997, where 40 teams participated and 5,000 spectators attended, but robot they had difficulty finding the ball and moving, according to the organization’s website. RoboCup 2021 features over 300 teams, and now, robot they can “reliably find the ball, move very quickly, and start exhibiting behavior” team work“.

The ultimate goal of RoboCup is that by 2050, “un humanoid robot soccer player team fully autonomous winning football matches, adhering to the official FIFA rules, against the latest World Cup winners”.

Drone racing: this is how a new and spectacular technology sport is born

In racing drones with first person view, pilot directs drones through tricky race tracks while wearing goggles streaming live video from the car’s camera. buzz, so that pilots feel that they are flying in it.

That elite pilot They participate in the Professional World Drone Racing League (DRL), which has been televised by major networks, with their special racing drones traveling at 90 miles (145 kilometers) per hour.

Drone racing is believed to have started in Australia around 2010, when pilots attached cameras to their drones and rode them through parks and backyards, according to DRL CEO and founder Nicholas Horbaczewski. Since then, DRL has helped bring sport to the mainstream. Six years after the league’s official launch in 2016, the sport now has 75 million active fans worldwide, he said.


From soccer robots to speedgates: futuristic technology-based sports

Speedgate doesn’t require advanced technology to play, but it’s a game created by artificial intelligence. This sport combines aspects of helipad, rugby and football, with a Sports field consists of three closed circles arranged in a line. In three seven-minute periods, two teams of six people Pass the ball, either throwing it below the waist or kicking it, with the aim of kicking the ball through the gate to score a goal.

They are used”deep learning algorithm” to generate ideas for every aspect of the game, from gameplay and rules to logos, according to AKQA, the design agency behind Speedgate. him andneural network training team using the rules of about 400 sports. More than 1,000 results were generated, some of which were “really dangerous,” according to AKQA, such as an exploding disc relay in which a disc-like object is thrown at the player exploding on impact. Others are just “very nonsensical,” like “rope racket hot air balloon” in which a team is suspended in a tight rope between two hot air balloons, hit the object with the racket.

Speedgate has been officially recognized by the Oregon Sports Authority and is now a college league across the United States, AKQA said.

segway polo

Solingen fights for world title in Segway polo

Segway polo is sports team where are the players electric vehicle A self-balancing two-wheeler tries to score a goal by hitting the ball outside the finish line with his sledgehammer.

Originating in the US, this sport is now played in German, Swedish, English, Barbados, Spanish, Lebanese and other countries. The Segway Polo World Championship, named the “Woz Challenge Cup” after Apple founder and Segway polo player Steve Wozniak, was founded in 2006. The Segway Polo Club of Barbados (SPCB) is the most successful team in the history of the sport. , having won the World Championships five times, most recently in 2019.

News taken from: CNN / Free translation from English by World Energy Trade

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