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)