Every football match is played according to a set of rules and pursues a single aim: getting the ball into the opponent’s goal. As frequently as possible. Or at least one more time than the opponent gets it into yours. Which is harder than it sounds! After all, regardless of whether it’s robots or human beings facing off on the field, the fact remains that “in football, everything is complicated by the presence of the other team” (Jean-Paul Sartre). So what are, actually, the salient facts of RoboSoccer? Below: the key questions answered by the well-informed Christian Eder.