The RoboCup initiative has set the ambitious goal of having robot football stars beat humans in the next 30 years.
Scientists have developed artificial intelligence players that are human-shaped and capable of making their own decisions about when to pass or shoot.
Because of technological advancements, Peter Stone, the president of the RoboCup and a computer science professor at the University of Texas, believes that the bots have a good chance of winning the famous trophy.
Peter told the media, “It’s certainly plausible. I wouldn’t bet too much on it but I wouldn’t bet too much against it either.
“Thirty years is a long time technologically speaking. A lot can happen in that kind of time span.”