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Robots skiing remind us how far away the apocalypse is

  • Jacob Templin
By Jacob Templin

Executive Producer

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Robots can ski too, sort of.

A short drive from the Olympic games in PyeongChang, South Korea is hosting another winter sporting event: Alpine skiing with robots.

Eight teams from universities and companies across the country competed. Each team sent a completely autonomous humanoid down a 70-meter-long ski slope, equipped with sensors to detect obstacles. The result was impressive at times, but mostly comical. Check out the video above to watch the highlights.

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