Joann Muller
Jul 14, 2021 - Technology

6. The robot Olympics

Photo illustration of three robots to be used in the Tokyo Olympics on a medal podium
Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photos: Courtesy Toyota

With no spectators allowed at the Tokyo Olympics, robots might be the only ones on hand to witness the athletic feats at this year's Summer Games.

Why it matters: Organizers had billed the 2020 Olympics as "the most innovative ever," with plans to deploy teams of robots to assist and dazzle visiting athletes and fans.

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