Science discovery. Robotics: advances in engineering.
Tracing the history of industrial robotics, this program explains that robots are regularly used for hazardous, super-heavy, and difficult tasks in manufacturing, agriculture, entertainment, medicine, and space exploration. It examines welding robots with touch sensing and seam tracking abilities that increase assembly plant efficiency and looks at robotic surgery. The DVD also discusses NASA's robotic rovers and considers Honda Motor Company's humanoid robot AISMO, which can walk, run, recognize people, and identify sounds and voices.