Soccer-playing robot predicts Euro 2016 winner

DARwIn, a soccer-playing robot, makes his pick for Euro 2016.

With the 2016 European Cup kicking off this Friday with an opening match between France and Romania, soccer fans are starting to make their picks on who they think will win it all.

Included on that list is DARwIn, a charming soccer-playing robot and apparent three-time Robocup champion created by UCLA’s Robotics and Mechanisms Lab.

In a video posted by WIRED on Wednesday, DARwIn was tasked with predicting the Euro 2016 winner from a list of six countries — Belgium, Spain, France, Germany, Portugal and England — by kicking a soccer ball into one of the team’s chosen nets.

Showing off its soccer prowess and steely determination — it took three tries to get the ball in the net — DARwIn ended up picking Germany as the Euro 2016 champion.

The championship is scheduled to run from Jun. 10 – Jul. 10. Spain are two-time defending champions.

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