Robots had their own skiing competition at the Winter Olympics

This year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang is working overtime to showcase Korean robotics technology, featuring robots to clean, guide visitors, drill through a wall to pass on the Olympic torch, and now, compete in ski tournaments. In a tournament aptly called “Edge of Robot: Ski Robot Challenge,” eight robotics teams from research universities, institutes, and a private company competed for a $10,000 prize to see which robot could ski down the slopes and race to the finish line the fastest while avoiding obstacles. The tournament took place at an 80-meter alpine skiing course at Welli Hilli Ski Resort, an hour away from the games in Pyeongchang. With record-low temperatures affecting robot functionality, many of the robots tumbled... Continue reading…

Robots had their own skiing competition at the Winter Olympics

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Tue 13 Feb 18 from Engadget

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Mon 12 Feb 18 from Daily Mail

Robot skiers hold their own Winter Olympics, mostly crash

In a $10,000 competition an hour's drive from PyeongChang, South Korea, humanoid robots took on alpine skiing.

Tue 13 Feb 18 from Techradar

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