Rise of the Robots

About the Show

NOVA: A documentary that explores the astonishing advances in robotics and the role this new technology may play in our lives. How will communicating with a nanny-bot or a robot teacher change a child's perception of reality? Will it be easier to hang out with a robot than it is to negotiate the complexity of a human relationship? The programme examines both the current state of the art and the social implications of a world filled with robots. Does it signal a brave new world or a future to fear?