I heard the Alpine skiing has been postponed again due to wind conditions. That’s a pity. Robots are doing fine here. While Alpine skiers fought high winds at the Pyeongchang Games on February 12, 2018, there were no such problems for robots competing in their own “Olympics” ski challenge. Yes, robots of all shapes and sizes skied, and in some cases tumbled, down a course at the Welli Hilli ski resort in Hoenseong, South Korea just an hour drive west of Pyeongchang.

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OMG! this robot really looks like a professional skier.
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While human champions struggle with high winds, robots are doing fine in South Korea
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Weather is no obstacles for robots during their own winter Olympics in South Korea.
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Is it going out of control!
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This robot starts skying in South Korea.
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Here I come! Get undercover!
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This robot was probably too fast… or too drunk?
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Oups… Something went wrong there.
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and the winner is… frozen

To take part to the Ski Robot Challenge, the AI skiers had to be more than 50cm in height, stand on two “legs” with joints resembling elbows and knees, have an independent power system and use skis and poles.

Do you think that in the future robots will have their own Winter Games on the sidelines of the Olympics held by humans?

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