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The Robotics Revolution
They’re in the air, they’re under water, and soon they might even be in your house. From mechanical surgeons to giant earth-walkers, robots are being designed to do an eye-opening array of tasks - including some that have critics worried.

Interview: Rebecca Roberts speaks with philosopher Philip Clayton about his concerns regarding robotic development. Join in.

Watch: Reporter Angela Morgenstern visits with M.I.T. researchers who are making machines that people respond to emotionally. Real 56k, or Quicktime.  get the player

Vote: Should robots be designed to make their own decisions?   YES or NO?

Research: Find out more about the robotics revolution. Here are places to start.

Discuss: What role do you think robots should play in society? What's your opinion?

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