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.
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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