The Robots are coming

United Kingdom, 1979

TV show
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Episode of Series “Horizon”.
A look at what part robots play in the world today and what research into robot technology is likely to produce in the future. Present day (1970s) robots are used in industry to perform a wide range of tasks considered unsuitable for people because they are dangerous, dirty, or monotonous. They are still fairly simple, with primitive “brains”, but recent research into robot technology could make them far more flexible. Narrated by Paul Vaughan.

Credits

production company

British Broadcasting Corporation

producer

Hilary Henson

Duration

00:52:13:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1979

Appears in

Group of items

Horizon

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

012366

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industrial efficiency

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industrial safety

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Automation

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Robots

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Technological innovations

Television

Television → Television programs

Television → Television programs → Television programs - Great Britain

Television → Television series

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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