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Hyper Evolution: Rise of the Robots

Could machines built to enhance our lives one day become our greatest rivals?

BBC Four BBC iPlayer Available on BBC iPlayer
BBC Four on Wednesday
2nd August 2017 at 9:00PM
Updated Thursday 3rd August 2017

With extraordinary access to the world’s leading robot-makers, they will meet the trailblazing machines - the earliest robot specimens - and their most advanced descendants - to discover where this rapidly emerging ‘species’ is heading, and what that means for all of us. They track down incredible creations along the way: from Eric the UK’s first robot; Erica, one of the most lifelike robots on earth; Valkyrie a mighty female destined for life on Mars; and the incredible robots created by Boston Dynamics.

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