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Interactive video lesson plan for: Humanoid Robot Brains (Science Out Loud S1 Ep2)

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The smartest people in the world have spent millions on developing high-tech robots. But even though technology has come a long way, these humanoid robots are nowhere close to having the "brain" and motor control of a human. Why is that? Evan takes you behind the motor control processes in the human brain, and how cutting-edge research is trying to implement it in robots.
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Awesome MIT videos on robots and brains, MIT course materials, educator resources, and Evan's bio can be found here: http://k12videos.mit.edu/humanoid-robot-brains
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Creative Commons: CC BY-NC-SA, MIT

Hosted and written by: Evan Ehrenberg
Additional scripting: Elizabeth Choe, George Zaidan, Tyler DeWitt

Executive producer: Elizabeth Choe
Director: George Zaidan
Editors: Jessica Harrop, Per Hoel (http://perhoel.org/)
Production assistants: Conor Olmstead, Dan Martin

Robot footage from MIT Darpa Robotics Challenge Team: http://drc.mit.edu
Fukushima footage from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yp9iJ3pPuL8#t=388
Moon landing footage from: https://archive.org/details/Apollo11MoonLanding
Firefighting footage from: http://firefighterspot.com/category/firefighter-close-call-video/
Music: "Cipher 2" - Kevin Macleod (http://incompetech.com/)
"Magic Mountain" - Jahzzar (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jahzzar/Blinded_by_dust/Magic_Mountain_1877)
"Dirt" - Jahzzar (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jahzzar/1Up/04_-_Dirt)

Special thanks: Prof. John Essigmann, Simmons Hall

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