VIDEO: Watch humanoid robots ski at 2018 Winter Olympics

(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.

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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.

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