Skiing Robot Races Down Snowy Slope (VIDEO)

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

This skiing robot, about the size of an eight year-old, uses real skis to ski down a snowy hill, and can even navigate a slalom course. Courchevel could be next.

Bojan Nemec, who developed the robot at the Jožef Stefan Institute in Slovenia, has this to say about his smart 'bot:

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


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