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Meet the Robots at Amazon

Meet the Robots at Amazon

Pedro Domingos: On the ranking of things to worry about, Skynet coming and taking over doesn’t even rank in the top ten. It distracts attention from the more urgent things, for example, what’s going to happen to jobs. Narrator: For a glimpse into the future, consider one of the largest companies on the planet—Amazon. Tye …

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The Wilcraft Ice Fishing Amphibious Vehicle | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios

The Wilcraft Ice Fishing Amphibious Vehicle | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios

Hi I’m Tom Roering, the inventor of Wilcraft. Wilcraft is a drivable amphibious ice fishing vehicle. “Wil” stands for Water, Ice, and Land. The Wilcraft project started back in 1998 out of the desire to ice fish safer, more conveniently, and be more mobile on the ice. The product evolved over a six year period, …

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A History Of Robots

A History Of Robots

[MUSIC PLAYING] [COMPUTER BEEPING] [CAMERA CLICKING] All right. [INAUDIBLE] That’s it? Go get me some models, OK? OK. Why are you in a robot costume? (ROBOT VOICE) Robots are cool. I thought we agreed no more robot costumes. (ROBOT VOICE) Does not compute. [ROBOT NOISES] You know what? We were going to do a playlist …

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Suicide Space Robots | Space Time

Suicide Space Robots | Space Time

Thank you to 23andMe for supporting PBS Digital Studios. To unlock the mysteries of the universe, some sacrifices will have to be made. So far, the greatest, most noble deaths in the name of science have been those of robotic explorers. Let’s take a moment to remember them. Human space travel is tough. It takes …

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Charlotte Motor Speedway Christmas | North Carolina Weekend | UNC-TV

Charlotte Motor Speedway Christmas | North Carolina Weekend | UNC-TV

[“Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy”] – Speedway Christmas is enormous drive-through light show at Charlotte Motor Speedway that incorporates the speedway surface, the concourse, and the road course, so fans can actually drive their cars on the famed Charlotte Motor Speedway, on a 3.75 mile course with over 3 1/2 million lights. – I …

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