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July 16, 1994 | MATT WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
World Cup '94 has two games left. World Cup '98 is only a glimmer in France's eye. But don't view the 8 a.m. news conference Friday called by World Cup Japan 2002 as premature. The committee to bring the event to Japan is four years old, has enlisted the former president of Nissan as its chairman and Friday produced two Diet members--Japanese congressmen--to sit in silent solidarity with Japanese soccer officials before the world's press.
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August 18, 1997 | JOE MOZINGO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Programmed to recognize orange soccer balls, a USC team of robot athletes might prefer to attack a wall or a grad student's leg. But such are the problems to be worked out when putting together one of the first American robot soccer teams--to compete with four clubs next week in the first annual RoboCup (Robot World Cup) in Nagoya, Japan. Five players, built and programmed by a team of USC professors and students, will play soccer without human assistance.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1997 | JOE MOZINGO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Programmed to recognize orange soccer balls, a USC team of robot athletes might prefer to attack a wall or a grad student's leg. But such are the problems to be worked out when putting together one of the first American robot soccer teams--to compete with four clubs next week in the first annual RoboCup (Robot World Cup) in Nagoya, Japan. Five players, built and programmed by a team of USC professors and students, will play soccer without human assistance.
SPORTS
July 16, 1994 | MATT WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
World Cup '94 has two games left. World Cup '98 is only a glimmer in France's eye. But don't view the 8 a.m. news conference Friday called by World Cup Japan 2002 as premature. The committee to bring the event to Japan is four years old, has enlisted the former president of Nissan as its chairman and Friday produced two Diet members--Japanese congressmen--to sit in silent solidarity with Japanese soccer officials before the world's press.
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