Robotic Explorers in Space – by Mike Frost


   
NASA's Opportunity Rover

 

Robotic Explorers in Space - a talk by Mike Frost

 

The pioneer explorers of the solar system are not humans, but robotic explorers. How do they differ from the robots of popular culture?

 

In this talk I trace the history of robots in fiction, from Kare Capek's Universal Robots to Hollywood blockbusters, and contrast it with the ever-increasing capabilities of robotic space probes.

 

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