Researchers at the Jozef Stefan Institute built this fun skiing robot. It consists of two computing systems, one that acts as a vision and route planning system, and the other for stabilization and steering. Besides using it to make funny videos, they also plan to use it to test ski equipment and to build virtual reality models of the winter sport. I just hope it can move fast enough to avoid the abominable snow monster!

There doesn’t seem to be a web site to document the robot, however the folks at IEEE Spectrum have a nice writeup of the conference talk it was presented at, and the paper is here (behind a paywall). [via neatorama]

6 thoughts on “Skiing robot caught in steady decline

  1. I think somebody should make a an abominable snow guy to eat skiers.
    Also- in the frozen frame the robot looks like an AT AT from Star Wars.

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