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Rise of the Robots Preview

Preview: Season 43 Episode 6 | 30s

Machines are everywhere. They run our factory assembly lines and make our coffee. But humanoid robots—machines with human-like capabilities—have long been the stuff of science fiction. Until now. Fueled by an ambitious DARPA challenge, the race is on to design a robot that can replace humans in disaster relief situations. Follow the robots and the engineers that program them.

Aired: 02/03/16

Rating: TV-PG

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