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Robot skiers tackle Olympic challenge in South Korea

As Pyeongchang hosts the Winter Olympics, down the road robots are also hitting the slopes – with a $10,000 prize on offer

It is not only human athletes who have been aiming to go “Faster, Higher, Stronger” in South Korea. Alongside the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the nation has hosted a very different skiing competition – for robots.

The Welli Hilli ski resort in Hoenseong, an hour’s drive west of Pyeongchang, was the location for the Ski Robot Challenge. There was a US $10,000 prize on offer to the eight teams competing from universities, institutes and private companies.

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