They made a mistake in the paragaph. Charlie is autonomous!
"THE SOCCER BOT
1.5 METERS | Last summer, the U.S. team fell just short in its bid to
win the women's World Cup. It didn't have the same problem at RoboCup
2011. Entered in the Humanoid League, the remote-controlled CHARLI-2
robot defeated Singapore's Robo Erectus. Though stiff, deliberate and
slower than a turtle, the bot — created at Virginia Tech by Dennis Hong —
secured the prestigious Louis Vuitton Best Humanoid award. According to
the RoboCup website, the organization's goal is to create a team
capable of defeating human opponents by 2050."