Robotics

The Automation Paradox | Braincraft

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The psychology behind self-driving cars: What happens when people don’t interact with technology in the way that developers expect?

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.

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.

Hannibal Expedition WHOI

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Take a dip below the surface of the ocean on the Hannibal Expedition with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution as they study a seamount in Panama. 

Lens of Time: Bumper Bees

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See how scientists use high-speed videography to investigate—and learn from—the clumsy flight of the bumblebee.

Produced by Spine Films, this video appears in bioGraphic, a magazine powered by the California Academy of Sciences to showcase both the wonder of nature and the most promising approaches to sustaining life on Earth.

KIA Motors Manufacturing Georgia | Fast Forward Launch Pad

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Fast Forward travels to the West side of the state to clear up some misconceptions about modern factories. We visit KIA Motors Manufacturing Georgia in West Point. This state of the art facility rolls out 1 new car every minute, and we show the process—going from steel coils all the way to their test track. And while we’re here, we learn who really runs the world (hint: it’s not the “cool kids”).

Robotics | Science Trek

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This video segment from IdahoPTV's Science Trek defines a robot, explains the 4 parts of a robot, and informs us of some of the many different ways they are used.

FIRST LEGO Robots

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The FIRST LEGO Robotics League gets kids interested in the world of robotics and STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Math - at an early age.The FIRST LEGO Robotics League gets kids interested in the world of robotics and STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Math - at an early age.

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

VEX Robotics

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Students and faculty at Jay County High School discuss how they became intersted in competeing in the VEX Robotics competitions and how those competitions are preparing them for the future.

Rise of the Robots | The Ethics of Robotics

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Explore some of the social impacts and ethical questions related to the development of robots, in these video excerpts from NOVA: Rise of the Robots. Robots have become commonplace in factories; they are robust, precise, and used for the kinds of jobs that people find repetitive and boring. However, some people are concerned about how further advances in robotics may take jobs away from people in the future. What social problems may robotic advances bring? In addition, there are ethical concerns related to the development of autonomous robots. For example, should a robot be able to decide who lives and who dies in an emergency situation? This resource is part of the NOVA Collection.

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