CBC - Doc Zone: Roboticize Me (2015) 720p HDTV x264-MVGroup
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MP4/AVC @ 3161 Kbps | 45mn | Audio: English AAC 160 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None | 1012 MB
How about a robot that does household drudge work - or cuddles up next to you? Interested? Intrigued? Well it’s not too far away. A robot revolution is upon us. And it’s guaranteed to change the way we see ourselves. Robots have become our colleagues, even our companions. Some look like animals or toys. But others look disturbingly like us. All of them have been developed to act like us, feel and think like us. Why? What’s driving our need to develop intelligent and emotional machines? Roboticize Me is a provocative, intelligent and often amusing exploration into this emerging universe. And it’s probably the first documentary ever co-hosted by a robot. Canadian Screen Award winning comedic actor Peter Keleghan - with his android sidekick RoboThespian - take us on a trip through a wild new world of robotics. We visit the epicentre of all things robotic - Japan. In a country where acceptance of robots is rooted in faith, we meet a scientist who’s built his own robotic doppelganger and visit a cabaret show where the metallic stars upstage the human dancers.