Scientific American Frontiers

Season 7 Episode 5

Robots Alive

Aired Unknown Apr 09, 1997 on PBS
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Robots Alive
Mazes and Squiggles: Robots compete to navigate mazes and pick up tennis balls as a test of their artificial intelligence programs. Look, No Hands!: Engineers at Carnegie Mellon University have been developing a car that drives itself. Toddler's First Steps: Engineers at the University of New Hampshire are teaching a robot to walk on two legs. Almost Human: Rodney Brooks of MIT is developing a robot with human-like senses that will allow it to learn like people do. Roboflyers: Students compete to build robots capable of autonomous flight.moreless

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