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Karachi Koalas Qualifies for RoboCup IranOpen 2013


Karachi Koalas, the joint RoboCup Soccer Simulation 3D team of Institute of Business Administration, Karachi and University of Technology, Sydney, has qualified for the RoboCup IranOpen 2013 to be held in Tehran during April 5-7, 2013 (


Karachi Koalas was formed in the mid of 2010 as a result of a strong and further evolving scientific partnership between the Innovation and Enterprise Research Lab at UTS and the Artificial Intelligence Lab at IBA.


In 2011, Karachi Koalas participated in World RoboCup Soccer that was held in Turkey and became the first team from Pakistan to qualify for this tournament. The team managed to reach the top 16 group which was a remarkable achievement for a new team. Following year, the team qualified for 2012 World RoboCup Soccer that was held in Mexico and ended up in the top 10 group (up 6 ranks from the previous year). This year again, InshaAllah we are hopeful to achieve new heights in both IranOpen and the World RoboCup to be held in Netherlands.


The team is led by Dr. Sajjad Haider. Other members are: Saleha Raza, Syed Ali Raza, Abdun Nafay Qureshi, Nabeel Zahid Rajput, Safeer E Hussain and Sojharo.  

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