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BBC Science Focus: U of M’s Jennifer named among “10 of the greatest robots in sport”

April 13, 2018 — 

As Science Focus reports:

Jennifer, the U of M's skiing robot

Jennifer, the U of M’s skiing robot

At the 2018 Winter Olympics, Czech athlete Ester Ledecká made history by winning two gold medals. Not unusual you might say, but what made it special was that they were in two completely different disciplines – alpine skiing and snowboarding.

But as it turns out, Jennifer, a diminutive robot created by students at the University of Manitoba Autonomous Agents Laboratory, already beat her to it. Ok, she might not have won any medals, but she’s demonstrated her prowess at both cross-country skiing and ice hockey!

 

Read the entire article here. It includes a link to Jennifer’s cross-country skiing prowess.

(Bonus: Jennifer can play hockey, too!)

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