‘BigDog’ and the Rise of the Robots

BY Jenny Marder and Miles O'Brien  October 29, 2010 at 6:30 PM EDT

On Friday’s NewsHour, science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on our fascination with robots and the efforts underway to make them as human as possible.

So just how close are we to being replaced by robots? Observe the case of “BigDog,” one of the most advanced rough terrain robots in development. O’Brien reports on this and other robots in his Friday report, but we had a few more questions…so Hari Sreenivasan checked in with him for more:

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