The women are on board for the RoboCup IranOpen 2016, an international research and educational initiative whose purpose is to increase exploration of artificial intelligence along with supporting technology and engineering. And of course, being Iran, the presiding themes are those of domination of one group over another — conquering those who oppose you — aggressively undermining opponents — or, as they like to call it, soccer.
However, it’s not an all-boy team, and women engineering students are adding their expertise to compete in a variety of categories including rescue operations, home assistance, work tasks, unmanned flying vehicles, underwater robots, junior competitions, and of course, soccer. Successful engineers will look forward to the next level of competition Summer 2016 in Leipzig, Germany.
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