NOVA: The Great Robot Race Series

Lectures curated around NOVA: The Great Robot Race, which follows this raucous robotic race sponsored by the Pentagon.

Armed with artificial intelligence, laser-guided vision, GPS navigation, and 3-D mapping systems, the contenders are some of the world's most advanced robots. But even their formidable technology and mechanical prowess may not be enough to overcome the grueling, 130-mile course through Nevada's desert terrain. From concept to construction to the final competition, This program delivers the absorbing inside story of brilliant engineers and their unyielding drive to create a champion, capturing the only aerial footage that exists of the Grand Challenge.

Lectures curated around NOVA: The Great Robot Race, which follows this raucous robotic race sponsored by the Pentagon.

Armed with artificial intelligence, laser-guided vision, GPS navigation, and 3-D mapping systems, the contenders are some of the world's most advanced robots. But even their formidable technology and mechanical prowess may not be enough to overcome the grueling, 130-mile course through Nevada's desert terrain. From concept to construction to the final competition, This program delivers the absorbing inside story of brilliant engineers and their unyielding drive to create a champion, capturing the only aerial footage that exists of the Grand Challenge.