NOVA: Rise of the Robots DVD - AV Item

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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 ... More
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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. .

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Why the AV version? Because it provides additional usage options for PBS videos. AV versions come with limited performance rights so they can be shown in classrooms, at PTA meetings, during after school programs, and transmitted on a closed-circuit system within a building or on a single campus. They also can be enjoyed in admission-free public screenings, which also makes them ideal for use by library patrons and businesses involved in community clubs and organizations.



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