NIST’s conducts its nanosoccer competitions and demonstrations in conjunction with RoboCup, an international organization dedicated to using the game of soccer as a testing ground for the robotics technologies of the future.

NIST’s goal in coordinating competitions between the world’s smallest robots-known as nanobots (nanoscale robots)-is to show the feasibility and accessibility of technologies for fabricating MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS), tiny mechanical devices built onto semiconductor chips and measured in micrometers (millionth of a meter).

Looks like a lot of fun to me! Read more at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

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