Over Human Sports? Check Out These Winter Games Featuring Robots

The games have just begun though, and University of Pennsylvania finalists Thor and Trooper (climbing ladder below) have their robotic eyes on the grand prize. Dr. Dan Lee, a professor at U Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and director of the school’s GRASP Robotics Lab, is optimistic. “Yes, Google really set the standard,” he told us. “But as Shaun White said, if you see one competitor doing a new trick, you go back home and figure out how to do that trick.”