ROBOT REVOLUTION: Will Machines Surpass Humans?

Humanoid robots are being created to meet increasing worldwide demand. Such robots can move on their own volition, climb stairs, and even handle tools. The recent nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan triggered the current increase in their development. Unfortunately, the disaster proved that robots specialized in performing single tasks aren't sufficient. In situations and places inaccessible to humans, robots need to be able to make intelligent decisions and handle many different tasks. The United States Department of Defense has launched a project to develop humanoid robots that will be able to provide emergency services in the event of a major disaster. Meanwhile, Honda Motor Co., Ltd., creator of ASIMO, one of the world's top robots, is speeding ahead with the development of even more advanced robots to work on the nuclear power plants in Fukushima. This program explores what's happening at the forefront of the robot revolution.
"Prize of the Jury"
Science Film Festival, 2014 -- Bangkok, Thailand