James VanOsdol

Weekdays, 7 - 11pm

Sick of the Winter Games? Watch robots compete on skis.

I tried to get into the Winter Games last night, I really did.

Curling didn’t do it for me. And I was even less excited about team figure skating. The problem, as I’ve come to realize, is that the Olympics are robot-free. Someone, somewhere realized this and created the Ski Robot Challenge. Eight robotics teams from universities, institutes and a private company gathered today at a ski resort about an hour away from Pyeongchang to compete for 10K.

Cold, sub-zero wind chills may sideline Olympic competitions, but not robot skiing contests. Watch for yourself:


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