Item Details

Scientific American Frontiers [videorecording]: Robots Alive!

written, produced and directed by John Angier ... [et al.]
Format
Video; VHS
Summary
Robots that talk, walk, and think for themselves are the featured subjects. This episode also includes a test ride in a van that drives itself and competitions with robot contestants. Host Alan Alda meets with the inventors of these robots to find out more about their works in progress and what we might expect to see in the near future.
Director
John Angier
Release Date
1997
Run Time
60 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • Narrated by Alan Alda.
  • Presented by Connecticut Public Television.
  • Underwritten by GTE Corporation in association with Scientific American Magazine.
Variant Title
Robots alive!
Series
Scientific American Frontiers (Series)
Series Statement
Scientific American frontiers (Series) show 705
Contents
  • Mazes and squiggles (14:41)
  • Look, no hands! (8:52)
  • Toddler's first steps (6:23)
  • Almost human (11:12)
  • RoboFlyers (11:44).
Published
[Watertown, Mass.] Scientific American Magazine ; Chedd/Angier, c1997.
Description
1 videocassette (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + 1 guide.
VHS format.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

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