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Video Title: Scientific American Frontiers with Alan Alda: Robot pals
Description: 3 segments: Part 1 - Ripley: Ripley is a robot that can see, hear and manipulate its environment. Alan watches him figure out how to 'pick up the heavy one' from an array of objects. Part 2 - Leonardo the Lovable: Cute little Leonardo learns from his interactions with people and their reactions to him. Robonaut is meant to become a robot that's just another member of an astronaut team. We see how a remote operator could control Robonaut to do complicated tasks in space.
Date of Video: April 13, 2005
Color. Sound. Length (min:sec): approx 25:00.
Copyright Info: The Chedd-Angier Production Company, Inc., Scientific American, PBS?
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Location of Original: The Chedd-Angier Production Company, Inc., Scientific American, PBS?
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Real Media, Windows Media.
Transcript.
Teaching guide (grades 5 - 8)

Contributor: Jon Glick
Collections: PBSVideos


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