The FIRA robotics competitions are later this week in San Francisco, and our robots Blitz and Buster will be there competing in humanoid competitions.

The robots are built from the Bioloids platform, and use Nokia mobile phones for vision and processing. Sample videos showing humanoid weightlifting (a clean and jerk) and free kick using these platforms are under Fira2007 in the videos section, and are shown below if your browser supports inline video. These robots will also be appearing at RoboCup in Atlanta in July .

Update: This work was featured in New Scientist magazine's technology blog, June 15 entry.

Update: Galleries and videos from FIRA-2007 are now in their respective sections on this website.