Scientific American Frontiers

Season 13 Episode 3

The Intimate Machine

Aired Unknown Oct 22, 2002 on PBS
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The Intimate Machine
In this episode of Scientific American Frontiers, scientists work together to blend sociology and technology together. Their goal is to try to make machines more enjoyable for people to use. Host, Alan Alda, communicates with computers in this segment. They know how he feels, what Alan's doing, where he's located and who he actually is. The cuddly, cute robot, known as "ultimate computer", is in development under a MIT and Hollywood collaboration.moreless

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