Introduction: Hyper Evolution - The Rise of the Robots (04:40)
Dr. Ben Garrod and Prof. Danielle George have different feelings about robots. In this video, they will consider robots from a biological perspective and investigate their evolution, future, and societal impact.
Prof. Hiroshi Ishiguro is the creator of Erica, a fully autonomous robot. Garrod has a conversation with Erica and reflects on her interactions. He questions an android's ability to express emotion.
Social Robots (05:05)
Prof. Dylan Glass discusses what occurs in Erica's robotic mind as she interacts with people. Ishiguro introduces Garrod to his android twin. Japanese religions embrace the idea that a human spirit can inhabit a human-made object.
Westerners Fear Robot (03:44)
Eric, built in 1928, is the first British robot. Karel Capek introduces robots into cultural imagination with "Rossum's Universal Robots." Ben Russel likens robots to a mirror.
Robotic Movement (07:23)
Many westerners fear robots will take jobs from humans. In 1937, Westinghouse Electric creates a robot to showcase capabilities; George investigates Electro's movement.
Robotic Hands (06:03)
The human hand is complex and highly maneuverable. Garrod examines they keyboard playing robot, Wabot-2; Dr. Shigeki Sugano discusses its movements.
Mini Cooper Factory (05:25)
Every day, over 900 robots produce the bodies of 1,000 cars. Alex Mackenzie discusses robotic spot welding and robot benefits. Factories worldwide contain over three million industrial robots.
Bipedal Locomotion (06:48)
Walking is the most difficult movement for robots. Garrod investigates the evolution of robotic walking; he examines WHL-II and WABIAN-2.
Advanced Robotic Movement (06:11)
Atlas' movements encompass mobility, dexterity, agility, and speed. Experts at Boston Dynamics discuss Atlas' features and dynamic motion.
Robotic Technology (06:05)
Animals inspire many of Boston Dynamics's robots. Handle is a hybrid that shares some features with Atlas. George and Garrod reflect on the emerging species of robots.
Credits: Hyper Evolution - The Rise of the Robots: Part 1 (00:42)
Credits: Hyper Evolution - The Rise of the Robots: Part 1
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