Want to watch some robots playing soccer? It's a big deal. Why watch the World Cup when you can watch the Robocup?
All About Robocup:
"RoboCup is an international joint project to promote AI, robotics, and related field. It is an attempt to foster AI and intelligent robotics research by providing a standard problem where wide range of technologies can be integrated and examined."
Implications - In many industries from art to appliances to transportation and even gaming, futuristic technologies are moving in. The impact of robotics as a growing industry in each of these fields is that machines continue to replace human performance in activities and jobs. The manual labor industry has the potential to become virtually obsolete with the rise of these machines that have abilities to perform tasks that are equivalent to or even surpass human ones.