Robots Ready to Ski, Paint, and Clean at South Korea’s 2018 Winter Olympics

IEEE Spectrum, January 24, 2018 – South Korea’s best roboticists have spent two years preparing robots for a wide range of roles at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Spectators who get lost in Olympic Plaza in Pyeongchang next month can ask for directions from a nearby guide that speaks four languages. Thirsty patrons who visit Gangneung Media Village can order drinks for delivery. And they can do all of this without talking to another human.

South Korea is going big on robotics for the 2018 Winter Olympics, which begin on 9 February. Organizers will deploy about 80 robots at the games to showcase the nation’s leader­ship in advanced robotics research. To continue reading the article, click here.