(Video courtesy of Robert McGregor.)
Robots have been taking to the ski slopes at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea (see video).
Humanoid machines competed on a beginners’ course at the Welli Hilli resort, in a showcase of Korean technology dominance, according Reuters.
The Ski Robot Challenge saw robotics teams compete for a $10,000 prize. To enter, ski-bots had to be more than 50cm tall, stand on two legs, have elbow and knee joints, and an independent power system – and be able to use skis like their human counterparts, said Reuters.
Each robot was equipped with sensors to detect the red and blue flags as they raced downhill.