RoboCup Osaka and Bitcoin Dice: Day Two

Day Two of the RoboCup witnessed pre-tournament favorites FU-Fighters lose to Field Rangers of Singapore 4-0 in a stunning defeat in the Small Size League. The Big Red Machine of Cornell University, on the other hand, chalked up two wins. Friday is the final day of the Round Robin; on Saturday the Semi-finals begin.

Between Bitcoin Dice matches, we wandered around Hall 4 and came across the Secom Booth. Intrigued by a young woman wearing a headset and a shiny flame-retardant electric blue and gray shorts-and-top combination, we listened to a 20-minute presentation on the wonderful products Secom is developing for the aged. Among them was a self-feeder: using just one’s chin, a bed-ridden person can control a lever to guide a spoon from a plate, fill it with food, and bring it to his mouth. Looking every bit like a character from an anime film, the woman chirped on about the benefits for the infirm and incontinent.

Back to the action. In the Humanoid Division, Team Osaka is pulling away. In the Four-Legged Division, the Dutch Aibo Team appears to be the team to beat.

Be The Reds!It’s T-shirt weather again and Soccerphile carries some great football tees.

First up is the classic, no-nonsense Korea 2002 vintage Be The Reds! tee. Available in both adult and child sizes at low, low prices – direct from Seoul. South Korea will be in Germany 2006 and what better way to show support than kit out the whole family in cool as red hot chillies Be The Reds! tees.

Liquid Football

World Cup Germany 2006 – let’s say “No To Violence” and “No To Racism” in an ubercool Liquid Football tee. There’s plenty more designs to choose from including the classic ICH LIEBE FUßBALL, ACID CRUIJFF and ENGLAND’S GLORY all for 15 quid.



England’s going to be massive, even if they don’t win it, innit.

Limited Edition T-Shirts and Track Tops for all the Family, made in the UK. 100% Quality Cotton Tees available in Black, Red & White.

Liverpool Books & DVDs

Golden Past, Red FutureIn the wake of Liverpool’s amazing comeback victory in the Champions League Final, the DVD of the match is highly popular and selling well.

Visit our Liverpool FC bookstore for new books just published on Rafa Benitez, the 2004-2005 Champions League winning season, Joey Jones and the 1970s “golden age”.