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NOVA; Great Robot Race, The


WGBH/NOVA Green Label Master 3308 “The Great Robot Race” 16x9 Anamorphic Ch 1/2: Full Mix Ch 3/4: MED TRT: 56:46 2/24/2006

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Great Robot Race, The
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Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

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The Pentagon believes robots will play a key role in reducing human risk during military operations; the DARPA Grand Challenge may trigger just the technological breakthroughs they need. In 2005,195 teams from around the globe entered, yet only 20 of them survived the qualifying rounds for the final 132-mile race across desert terrain. Armed with artificial intelligence, laser-guided vision, GPS navigation and 3-D mapping, these contenders are some of the world's most advanced robots. From concept to construction to the final competition, NOVA delivers the inside story of brilliant engineers and their drive to create a champion.

Working Title: DARPA Grand Challenge



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