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Tech & Science South Korea will have 85 robot volunteers at the Winter Olympics, including a robot torch bearer

11:51  06 december  2017
11:51  06 december  2017 Source:   businessinsider.com.au

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South Korea announced it will have 85 robots at the 2018 Winter Olympics . There will be 11 types of robots that help tourists and make deliveries, as well as more creative robots that paint murals and take part in the torch relay. There is a growing desire to bring more robots to future Olympics Games.

South Korea will use 85 very different robots during the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, Yonhap reported Wednesday. South Korea announced it will have 85 robots at the 2018 Winter Olympics . There will be 11 types of robots that help tourists and make deliveries, as well as more creative

During the games, several paint robots will draw murals on venue walls, while delivery robots and © Getty Images During the games, several paint robots will draw murals on venue walls, while delivery robots and "fishing robots" are used across several venues. South Korea announced it will have 85 robots at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

  • There will be 11 types of robots that help tourists and make deliveries, as well as more creative robots that paint murals and take part in the torch relay.
  • There is a growing desire to bring more robots to future Olympics Games.

South Korea will use 85 very different robots during the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, Yonhap reported Wednesday.

One of the 11 kinds of robots that will be used is a humanoid created by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. It has the ability to walk and will bear the Olympic torch in South Korea on December 11.

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South Korea announced it will have 85 robots at the 2018 Winter Olympics . There will be 11 types of robots that help tourists and make deliveries, as well as more creative robots that paint murals and take part in the torch relay. There is a growing desire to bring more robots to future Olympics Games.

REUTERS/Ruben Sprich. HUBO, a Multifunctional walking humanoid robot performs a demonstration of its capacities next to its developer Oh Jun-Ho, Professor at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos

During the games several paint robots will draw murals on venue walls, while delivery robots and "fishing robots" are used across several venues.

Speaking robots will provide information on schedules, transport and attractions, and have the ability to speak Korean, Chinese, Japanese and English.

The South Korean government isn't alone in its hope to bring robots to the Olympic Games.

Earlier this year, LG unveiled two new robots it is trialing at Seoul's Incheon International airport ahead of the games. One is a cleaning robot while the other is an Airport Guide Robot, that will roam the airport and give directions and boarding information to passengers in Korean, English, Japanese and Chinese.

By Tokyo 2020, Fujitsu hopes to debut its 3D sensory system and artificial intelligence that can be used to help score gymnastics.

When the next Summer Olympics roll around, Japan hopes to have an entire "robot village" ready to aid and assist humans.

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