Soccer-trained robots will gain enough intelligence and mobility to conduct rescue missions

"Engineers are trying to tune robots’ intelligence and motor skills to the point where a team of humanoid droids could play a whole soccer game as a team effectively enough to beat even the best human contenders. The endeavor isn’t just fun and games. It holds practical applications, too: Robots this nimble will be optimally suited for urban search-and-rescue operations and for working as household helpers."

Magazine "The Futurist"