Host Jimmy Johnson Takes "Leading Edge" to the Fascinating Frontier of Advanced Robotics

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Long one of mankind's greatest fantasies, this program examines that vision in light of current facts.

The late Isaac Asimov played a major role in fueling our fascination with the idea of humanoid robots. Hundreds of works of fiction are based on the good and bad that are imagined in a world occupied by robots with advanced human characteristics. While we do not yet have such creations among us, the actual advances in robotics have been stunning.

Jimmy Johnson uses his role as host of the popular "Leading Edge with Jimmy Johnson" series to bring us up to date on both the realities and near-term possibilities of advanced robotics, and how they are transforming industry and other aspects of our society. You'll probably be surprised at just how many robotic devices are at work today serving mankind in many ways.

With his normal incisive approach to timely topics, the "Leading Edge" team is interviewing the industry's leading experts and scientists and helps us to understand what is possible now and what we can expect to see in the coming years from the world of robotics. This may help answer the question of whether or not Asimov was accurate in his view of the future of robots and their ability to serve as human-like companions.

Hosted by Jimmy Johnson, the "Leading Edge" series is privately provided to Public Television stations across the U.S. The series is not distributed through PBS. More information on the production and its topics is available on the Leading Edge website at The email contact for the producers is info(at)leadingedgeseries(dot)com.

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