Robot Carries The 2018 Olympic Torch, Cuts Hole In Wall To Pass It

December 12, 2017


Because what are the Olympics all about if not advances in robotic technology, this is a video of the Hubo humanoid robot developed by the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology carrying the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic relay torch for a bit, then cutting a hole in a "wall" to pass it off. There also appears to have been some sort of walking robotic throne involved in the ceremony. Whatever the hell's going on, I don't approve. And not just because I volunteered to carry the torch for a portion of the relay but was turned down because "No, you can't carry it between your butt cheeks like a flaming tail," and, "Seriously, stop, you're going to set yourself on fire." Like I've never been on fire before. Quick -- what is it they taught you to do about fire when you were a kid? "Stop drop and roll." Whatever, clearly it's a lot easier to remember when you're not on fire.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Simon L, who agrees it's only a matter of time until robots are bringing home all the Olympic medals, then melting them to build weapons of war to use against us.

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