Scientific American Frontiers

  • 1990
  • TV Show
  • TV-G

Science, technology and nature are examined with insight, humor and an eye on the practical, with smartly paced reports on such subjects as the big-bang theory, robots, the relationship between stress and illness, and whether we are alone in the universe. There's a good deal of fascinating information, but as long-time host Alan Alda notes in one episod (more…)

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Season 10, Episode 2 Natural Born Robots

First Aired: November 2, 1999

An examination of robots that looks at machines modeled on examples from nature, including such creatures as the cockroach and the tuna. Also: humanized robots with facial expressions and social skills, and ones that have the ability to work in groups (demonstrated by soccer-playing machines). Alan Alda is the host.

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  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: Science, technology and nature are examined with insight, humor and an eye on the practical, with smartly paced reports on such subjects as the big-bang theory, robots, the relationship between stress and illness, and whether we are alone in the universe.… (more)

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