Get ready robot sports fans, Robocup 2009 will be held next year in the Austrian city of Graz. The robotic soccer tournament was first held in 1997 with the goal of encouraging research and one day building a team of bots that’s capable of taking on the human World Cup champions by 2050. Try Robocup has five divisions including a humanoid robot league, a virtual simulation challenge, and a four-legged robot league. There will also be events dedicated to furthering the development of rescue robots. Around five hundred robot athletes will be competing in the games.