PBS explores three aspects of product design: build quality and engineering fundamentals, humanism and sustainability, and speculation on the future of the product experience.

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The Modular Robotics Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania has created a self-assembling robot from off-the-shelf insulation foam & modular components.

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Dr. Michio Kaku speculates that in the near future, robots will be our fiercest competitors in the workplace. As more employers use artificial intelligence, any position involving repetition or rote memorization is at risk of extinction.

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Cutting-edge robots, recently unveiled by NASA and General Motors, will work next to humans on Earth and in space. Jorge Ribas reports on the twin machines dubbed Robonaut 2.

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Markus Fischer and his team at Festo built SmartBird, a large, lightweight robot that flies like a seagull by, get this, flapping its wings. Amazing.

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