Big Picture Science – We Heart Robots

by Gary Niederhoff on March 9, 2014

Big Picture Science – We Heart Robots

The machines are coming! Meet the prototypes of your future robot buddies and discover how you may come to love a hunk of hardware. From telerobots that are your mechanical avatars … to automated systems for the disabled … and artifical hands that can diffuse bombs.

Plus, the ethics of advanced robotics: should life-or-death decisions be automated?

And, a biologist uses robo-fish to understand evolution.

Listen to individual segments here:
Part 1: Marco Mascorro on Telepresence
Part 2: Illah Nourbakhsh Defines Robots
Part 3: Curt Salisbury Demonstrates the Robotic Hand
Part 4: Illah Nourbakhsh on Robot Futures
Part 5: Joe Karnicky’s Robotic Helpers
Part 6: John Long on Evolving Robots

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