Robots are having their own Olympics, but they kind of suck at skiing


Don’t worry, the robot uprising isn’t coming yet. The mechanic athletes competing Hoengseong, about an hour outside Pyeongchang, South Korea are a mess. 

Eight robotics teams from South Korea’s research institutes, universities and a private company competed in a tournament called “Edge of Robot: Ski Robot Challenge.” The goal? Race robots down a ski slope without crashing and take home $10,000.

The whole tournament is pretty adorable. This leashed robot, named Ludobi, made it through the slaloms without hitting any obstacles, but had its human creators trotting after it.  Read more…

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