Checker Tobi – The Robot Check

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Checker Tobi – The Robot Check

Title: Checker Tobi – The Robot Check
Original Title: Checker Tobi – Der Roboter-Check

Director: Antonia Simm
Produced by: Megaherz GmbH, Bayerischer Rundfunk
Running Time: 25 Minutes
Country: Germany
Year: 2015

Age Guideline:
Primary School (9-11)

Category: Family Edutainment

Screened In: Vietnam, Gulf, Sudan, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Sri Lanka, India

In the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence in Bremen, Checker Tobi meets robot woman "Aila". The machine moves almost like a real human and can do many actions thanks to ingenious programming. Robots support people not only in everyday life, but also carry out dangerous tasks: In Bremen, for example, the researchers are testing spider-shaped space robots on a reconstructed moon landscape, which also manage in extremely hilly terrain. In this episode of Checker Tobi, the audience learns a lot about robot technology – and also whether a machine can develop and show feelings.