The Great Courses - Robotics
Robots. The mere word conjures up a bevy of mind-bending images pulled straight from popular science fiction tales. But robots arent just the stuff of entertainment. Theyre real. Theyre everywhere around you. And theyre transforming your life in ways you cant imagine.
Robotics - The Great Courses
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Ours is a world increasingly defined by the cutting-edge field of robotics. Today, we live among marvelous machines that can do things like:
provide support for soldiers in challenging terrain,
assist highly trained surgeons in performing medical procedures more precisely,
explore the harsh environments of space that astronauts cant yet visit,
manufacture products with a speed unmatched by human hands.
In short, the future of human civilization depends on collaborative robotics: humans and machines working together. According to robotics expert and award-winning professor John Long of Vassar College, Robots are what computers and self-propelled vehicles were to the 20th century: a technological revolution that impacts nearly every aspect of our lives, businesses, and security.
Yet for all their seen (and unseen) prevalence, robotics remains mysterious to most of us. How exactly do robots work? What does it take to build a robot that can, for a period of time, perform tasks and make decisions with little human input? What are the most revolutionary robots at work today? How do we balance the technological benefits of robots with the potential risks they pose to pre-existing ways of life?