Welcome to the uncanny mogul: Bojan Nemec at the Jožef Stefan Institute in Slovenia developed this 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.
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