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.
Watch NOVA: Rise of the Robots February 24 at 9:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS.
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.