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  • Format: Multiple Formats, Black & White, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: A&E Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: December 14, 2010
  • Run Time: 53 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003Z88IKS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #113,918 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Today ROBOTS are everywhere we look. They're underneath us repairing our sewers; in the skies above us keeping us safe; and in our hospitals performing complex surgical procedures. From amusing novelties to practical labor savers host Daniel H. Wilson provides an insider view into the captivating world of robots. Join Daniel as he travels to Carnegie Mellon University where he earned a Ph.D. in robotics and learn about some of the latest technology being developed there including an autonomous robotic vehicle called "Boss." Discover how telepresence technology has enabled robots to go where humans can't or shouldn't and watch as the capability comes to life through robots that can detect bombs perform delicate surgeries and locate disaster victims. Finally watch as Daniel becomes half-man half-robot with the help of a device that acts as an exoskeleton on the human body and which is now helping patients who have suffered trauma or have a congenital disease learn to walk again. Featuring exciting footage of innovative robots in action THE WORKS presents an eye-opening look at this amazing technology and what it means for the future of our society.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rick on August 27, 2013
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The video was fine, but it was a little lighter on content than I expected. Still, it was interesting, but not something I would rewatch for information (but might do so for entertainment).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By attitudex2 on January 13, 2013
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I purchased this movie to show as an introduction to a Robotics unit in a computer science course. It keeps the interest of high school students and we were able to have good discussions afterwards.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ashley Davis on January 5, 2013
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A gift for my parents, we haven't watched it yet, but I think that it was a good gift idea. It shipped quickly.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. Young on June 17, 2011
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I used this in a classroom during a mini-unit on robotics. It made a great intro, getting kids interested with the wide variety of topics. The host is youthful and engaging, and the pace is quick but not frenetic. It's also just very interesting! I'll be using it again.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Shamus O'Reilly on September 11, 2012
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In the first story on this DVD titled, "The Works: Steel" highlights the works of Louis Mills, one of the finest Japanese sword makers outside of Japan who goes by the name Yasutomo. He produces his own steel using charcoal he makes himself from trees on his farm. It's a shame only 7-8 minutes of the DVD highlight the work of this talented sword smith. He uses the same methods practiced for hundreds of years by the samurai sword smiths in Japan. He started in 1974 and his blades are works of art. I've been fortunate in being able to purchase two of them. I highly encourage anyone who is interested in the ancient metallurgy form of art to purchase this DVD and to see how Mr. Mills creates a sword using the time-proven methods of the best Japanese sword smiths. I further encourage anyone fortunate enough to locate one of the swords forged by Mr. Mills aka Yasutomo to examine it, admire it, and if very lucky, to purchase it as each one is unique and one of a kind which represents the best of the best. He is one of a limited few who possess a natural gift to produce Japanese-style tanto, wakizashi, katana, and tachi blades that collectors from around the world have purchased.
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