Scientists from Shanghai University have developed a two-meter skier robot, which has already been tested on a ski track together with human skiers.
The robot is able to independently choose a route, change speed , perform turns, as well as recognize various objects and avoid collisions with them.
The robot passed a 400-meter track with a slope of 18 degrees at a speed of more than 10 m/s, while avoiding people riding on the track.
According to the developers, in the future such robots will be able to help people at various winter competitions, at sports resorts and bases. They will also be able to perform patrols and rescue work on snow and ice.
With the rapid development of wireless network technology, skiing competitions among robots are likely to appear.