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Building the LEGO Mindstorms NXT Kit

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You can build your own robot thanks to LEGO. In this video, Chris Brozo will show you how to put your new kit together.

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

The History of Manufacturing | What's Up in Factories?

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The rise of the factory system and mass production revolutionized manufacturing. Eli Whitney, Henry Ford, and Kiichiro Toyoda devised efficiency processes that made manufacturing what it is today. In this video, we see historic illustrations and photographs depicting what “manufacturing” looked like before the 19th century, when everything was made by skilled individuals and artisans. We learn about the events that changed manufacturing and the contributions to manufacturing by Eli Whitney, Henry Ford, and Kiichiro Toyoda.

Tech industry looks to robots to tackle problems but finds hurdles on the way

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Robotic devices are everywhere: in factories, law enforcement, caretaking. Today they are smarter than ever, but they only excel when the task is clearly defined.

This Daily News Story from PBS NewsHour Extra was created on January 3rd, 2014.

Chapter 7: Assembly of an earth mover | Raw to Ready: Komatsu

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This chapter of Raw to Ready: Komatsu highlights how all the elements come together to create the 930-E. Inside the factory, a team of specialists bring together all the various parts, and then the massive 930-E is transported and assembled off site.

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence | Off Book

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Artificial intelligence is an ever evolving goal for researchers, and the object of endless fascination for writers, filmmakers, and the general public. But despite our best science fiction visions, creating digital intelligence is incredibly difficult. The universe is a very complicated place, and humans have had millions of years to evolve the ability to navigate and make sense of it. Contemporary attempts to create AI have us looking more at how our own brains work to see how a computer could simulate the core activities that create our intelligence. No matter how we get there, it is certain that artificial intelligence will have tremendous impact on our society and economy, and lead us down a path towards evolving our own definitions of humanity.

Strange Shapes | MIT's Science Out Loud

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In school, you learn about shapes with sides and edges - but there are weird shapes out there (beyond our 3 dimensions) that defy our normal idea of geometry. QuanQuan and Jenny explain, knit, and 3D print their way through these strange shapes!

Programming the LEGO Mindstorms NXT Kit

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After putting together the LEGO Mindstorms NXT Kit, Chris Brozo shows you just how easy it is to program. After putting together the LEGO Mindstorms NXT Kit, Chris Brozo shows you just how easy it is to program.,

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

Scientist Profile: Robotic Life Scientist

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Cynthia Breazeal, a ground-breaking robot designer, was inspired by the movie Star Wars. She build Kismet, her first sociable robot, at MIT, where she's now a professor. Cynthia remembers that Kismet had a really expressive face. She's now working on Leonardo who's all about character and personality. While Cynthia's work is with robots, her goals are much larger, "Technology is something you create to improve the human condition, to contribute to a better quality of life for everyone."

Hydrogen: Nature's Fuel | How Do We Compete?

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Learn about world's first automated fuel cell assembly line, that was developed to compete in a market with batteries and generators. Altergy explains how fuel cells can compete with batteries and generators.

Chapter 7: Assembly of a NextGen Aircraft | Raw to Ready: Bombardier

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In Chapter 7 of Raw to Ready: Bombardier highlights how all the elements come together to create the Bombardier CRJ1000. Inside the factory, a team of specialists bring together all the various parts in four main stages: painting, interior cabin, engine housing, and body and wing assembly.

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