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The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951): Gort as the ultimate teachable moment about autonomy (video re

Robots: Giant humanoid robot

What it gets right about robotics: Autonomy

Recommended watching: Watch it! It’s the iconic movie of an alien and his robot landing in the Oval in front of the White House that serves as an introduction to autonomy. And if you want a thoughtful discussion of why intelligent aliens might forgo landing in Washington, DC, and just drop over to Hollywood to check in with their agent on how their media branding is coming along, be sure and listen to Will Wheaton narrate John Scalzi’s ROFL, Agent to the Stars.

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