The Sochi Winter Olympics may be over, but I have some Olympic trivia for you: Who made their debut at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid as the world’s first ever ice-skating robot? That’s right, it was “Cobot!” This life-sized robot could skate with the best of them, appearing in news features with figure skating coach Gus Lussi and figure skating champion Jojo Starbuck. The
Coca-Cola Archives has a “Cobot” at our off-site storage facility where I recently snapped this picture. Was anyone lucky enough to see “Cobot” in person at the 1980 Winter Olympics?
More on Journey
- From ‘Hilltop’ to ‘America is Beautiful’: Coke’s Enduring Legacy of Inclusive Advertising
How is a Famous Normal Rockwell Illustration Connected to a
Coca-ColaBottler in Virginia?
Coca-Cola, WWII Vets and the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games
- Coca-Cola and ESSENCE Festival: Making Beautiful Music Together for 22 Years
Coca-Colaand Fans Celebrate World’s First 3D Robotic Sign in Times Square