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Robotics are becoming smaller and less visible, but increasingly prominent in everyday use. Their technology could have an even larger impact in assisting space exploration and helping the disabled. Alan Alda examines robots with minds of their own, such as Cog, an autonomous device who "learns" through trial and error. Participants at an artificial-intelligence convention demonstrate robots able to recognize and manipulate objects.


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Publisher: PBS

Streaming video

  • Release date: November 8, 2007
  • Duration: 00:56:50
  • Number of parts: 1

  • Public Performance: Not permitted

  • Formats

    Streaming video

    Languages

    English

    Robotics are becoming smaller and less visible, but increasingly prominent in everyday use. Their technology could have an even larger impact in assisting space exploration and helping the disabled. Alan Alda examines robots with minds of their own, such as Cog, an autonomous device who "learns" through trial and error. Participants at an artificial-intelligence convention demonstrate robots able to recognize and manipulate objects.


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