ROBOTS are taking over the Olympics?!

Yes, robots are taking over the Olympics: and its actually adorable.

Just outside of Pyeongchang, South Korea, a tournament called “Edge of Robot: Ski Robot Challenge” just happened, and it was wild.

It saw robots from eight teams compete to perform the best ski slalom, which involved getting to the bottom of a slope whilst avoiding flagpoles.

Part of a push to display South Korea’s robotics industry, these robots demonstrate how far science has come in mimicking human behaviour and skills. A lot of work goes into creating something like this: not only do robots need to have the balance, agility and speed of a professional, they also need basic skills that we take for granted, for example, the ability to differentiate between red and blue flags.

But did we mention, they’re not just feats of engineering – they’re also hilarious.

We may be one step closer to robots taking over the world, but it was worth it.