Robotics expert rates 11 robots from movies and television for accuracy

Former NASA roboticist Ayanna Howard rates 11 robots from movies and television for realism. She discusses the accuracy of “Iron Man” (2008), starring Robert Downey Jr.; “Spider-Man 2” (2004), featuring Alfred Molina; “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” (1991), with Arnold Schwarzenegger; and “Transformers” (2007). She also comments on “I, Robot” (2004), with Will Smith; Baymax from “Big Hero 6” (2014); Ava from “Ex Machina” (2014); and “Minority Report” (2002), starring Tom Cruise. Howard analyzes “Black Mirror” S4E5 (2017), “Westworld” S1E1 (2016), TARS from “Interstellar” (2014), and R2-D2 and C-3PO from “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope” (1977). Howard is the dean of engineering at The Ohio State University. She was a robotics researcher at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and was the chair of interactive computing at Georgia Tech. Ayanna Howard here: The Ohio State University College of Engineering:


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