Today's robots are nothing short of astonishing. Those coming in the not-too-distant future are simply revolutionary—and they are becoming eerily like us.
What does it take to make a humanoid robot—a robot that can do anything we can do without the benefit of a human brain? How close are scientists to replicating some of the particularly challenging human characteristics? (Think fingers and toes.)
Why are we even attempting to create humanoids in the first place? ROBOTS 3D answers these questions and more as it showcases the latest developments—the successes and failures—of robotics around the world. ROBOTS 3D is a fascinating and fun look at what makes us human, how far machines can really go to look and act like us, and how humanoids are already changing our world.
ROBOTS 3D is a sneak peek into the future at what might be possible as scientists use innovative engineering and design to make cyber characters less "humanoid" and more just plain human. Robot "actor" RoboThespian will introduce you to CHIMP, ATLAS, PR-2, Herb the Butler, ICUB, and others as he takes you on an amazing tour of what's going on in robotics labs around the world.
ROBOTS 3D is now playing in theaters in museums, science centers, and cultural institutions worldwide. Visit our theater map to find a theater near you.
Find educational materials related to ROBOTS 3D. Extend the learning with hands-on STEM activities, from building circuits to exploring motors and sensors.
National Geographic has developed a robotics challenge as its 2015 Engineering Exploration (NGX) Challenge! The challenge is open to students and kids ages 6-18 worldwide.
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