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Robots/ Mechanical Life

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Robots/ Mechanical Life

Robots/ Mechanical Life

Robots/ Mechanical Life

Only Available in Archive Formats.


Guests:

Rodney Brooks
* Author, Flesh and Machines: How Robots Will Change Us (Pantheon, 2002)
* Chairman and CTO, iRobot Corporation
* Fujitsu Professor of Computer Science
* Director, MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
* Cambridge, Massachusetts

Gaby Wood
* Staff Feature Writer, London Observer
* Author, Edison's Eve: A Magical History of the Quest for Mechanical Life (Alfred A. Knopf, 2002)
* London, England

This week, an automated convenience store opened in Washington. This robo-mart dispenses snacks, toiletries, and even DVDs. From housekeeping to the battlefield to your neighborhood convenience store, researchers are creating robots to live with us and work for us. In this hour, we'll look at how robots may change our lives. Plus, early attempts to create mechanical life.