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PBS Breakthrough: The Ideas that Changed the World Episode 3 – The Robot

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in the third episode of the PBS documentary series, “Breakthrough: The Ideas that Changed the World”, the events in history that led to developing modern robotics are explored with a distinctly European flavor. Babbage, Lovelace, Turing, companies creating robotic devices from floor cleaners to planet explorers, their contributions
to robotic science are told as a chain of breakthroughs spanning hundreds of years to the present day. Watch if you can.

Here’s some more info from PBS:

Learn how robots were first conceptualized in ancient Rome and see how their use has evolved over the centuries, from the calculator to the Roomba. Then, take a sneak peek at what future robots will be able to do.

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