Rise Of The Robots Machines are everywhere. They run our factory assembly lines and make our coffee. But robots - machines with human-like capabilities - have long been the stuff of science fiction. Until now.
Fueled by an ambitious DARPA challenge, the race is on to design a robot that can replace humans in disaster relief situations. Follow the robots - and the engineers that program them - as they strive to make their way out of the lab and into the real world. But how capable are they, really? How close are we to a future where humanoid robots are part of our everyday lives? And what are the implications of a future with robots that can do a human's job? NOVA investigates the cutting-edge technologies that are advancing robotics as never before…and the enormous challenges that the robots still face. .
Producer: Terri Randall, Chris Schmidt, Melanie Wallace
Executive Producer: Julia Cort, Paula S. Apsell
Production Company: WGBH; Terri Randall Productions
Production Year: 2016
Copyright Year: 2016
Director: Terri Randall
Narrator: Craig Sechler
Writers: Terri Randall
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen