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Rise of the Robots

Season 43 Episode 6 | 52m 55s Video has closed captioning.

Machines are everywhere. They run our factory assembly lines and make our coffee. But humanoid robots—machines with human-like capabilities—have long been the stuff of science fiction. Until now. 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.

Aired: 02/24/16

Expired: 03/01/18

Rating: TV-PG

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