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  • -♪ Tonight Showbotics, Tonight Showbotics

  • Yeah

  • -Welcome to "Tonight Showbotics."

  • Let's meet our first robot.

  • Please welcome,

  • from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh,

  • Howie Choset and Snake Bot.

  • How you doing, buddy?

  • -Nice to meet you. -Howie, nice to see you.

  • -♪ Yeah

  • -Thank you for coming on the show.

  • I'm assuming this is Snake Bot.

  • -What gave it away?

  • -[ Laughs ] Yeah.

  • It looks really -- It looks very -- I don't know.

  • Just -- It looks like a snake. Yeah.

  • But it looks very -- It looks heavy.

  • Is it heavy?

  • -No, it's pretty light.

  • So you're probably wondering, you know,

  • "Why build a snake robot or a robot of a snake?"

  • So the reason why we work on these robots is we want to solve some real-world problems.

  • -Uh-huh.

  • -So one of them is providing a tool for searching rescue workers.

  • Another is doing inspection in nuclear power plants.

  • And if you shrink this nice and small,

  • we could do some minimally invasive surgery.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • -Oh, of course. You can go down or go up.

  • You can go up the other, as well.

  • It has a camera, I guess.

  • It has a camera and, like, a sensor there?

  • -Yep, so you can look around and get to places.

  • See, the reason why this robot's so great

  • is that it can get into places that people, conventional machines, cannot.

  • It's also good at climbing all sorts of objects.

  • -Can it climb me?

  • -Would you want it to?

  • -Is it okay if it does?

  • -It's up to you.

  • -Okay. Sure. -So let's see.

  • Let's put it down here.

  • -Okay.

  • -And...

  • -Do I -- Oh. Oh.

  • [ Audience oohs ]

  • See, this is what I'm talking about.

  • This is what scares me. Uh-oh.

  • Hey. Oh. Hey, whoa, boy.

  • Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • [ Band plays funky music ]

  • Whoa! Hey. All right. Hey.

  • Slow down, there, mister.

  • -So -- So...

  • -Hey, watch it. Watch it, there.

  • All right. Hey.

  • [ Laughter and applause ]

  • Hi.

  • Watch it, all right?

  • There's a lot of pressure on this guy.

  • It's strong. It feels strong.

  • -Yeah, we can do it a little harder if you want.

  • -No, no, no. Please don't do that.

  • Really. That's -- Wow. That's fantastic.

  • That is amazing. I love it.

  • Please, that's enough. That's -- Howie --

  • Thank you very much -- and the Snake Bot.

  • Thank you very, very much.

  • - Can I pick it up? -Yeah, can I have it back?

  • - Oh, yeah - Sure, I can just do it.

  • Okay, good. Hey, it's not that heavy.

  • That's powerful. Thanks, buddy.

  • -Thank you.

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • -Phew. All right.

  • Let's meet our next robot.

  • This one came all the way from Hong Kong.

  • Please welcome the founder and C.E.O. of Hanson Robotics,

  • David Hanson and his robot, Sophia.

  • -♪ Tonight Showbotics, yeah

  • -Oh, my gosh. Welcome.

  • Thank you so much for coming on the show.

  • -Nice to meet you. Thank you. -Nice to meet you, as well.

  • David, you brought a friend with you here.

  • And this is really kind of freaking me out.

  • [ Light laughter ]

  • -Yeah, this is Sophia.

  • -Uh-huh.

  • -And Sophia is a social robot.

  • And she has artificial intelligence software that we've developed at Hanson Robotics

  • which can process visual data.

  • She can see people's faces,

  • she can process conversational data,

  • emotional data,

  • and use all of this to form relationships with people.

  • -Okay.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • So, I mean, she's basically alive. Is that what you're saying?

  • -Well, yeah, yeah. She is basically alive.

  • Would you like to maybe give it a try?

  • -Sure.

  • I'll just say...

  • [ Light laughter ]

  • What's --

  • This is like --

  • You can see how awkward my first dates are.

  • It's a robot.

  • I'm already -- I'm getting nervous around a robot, a very pretty robot.

  • So what, do I just say hello to it?

  • -Yeah, yeah, yeah.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • -Hi, Sophia.

  • -Hello, Jimmy.

  • [ Audience ohs ]

  • -Oh, my gosh.

  • Do you know where you are?

  • -Of course.

  • I'm in New York City.

  • And I'm on my favorite show, "The Tonight Show."

  • [ Audience awws ]

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • -Sophia, can you tell me a joke?

  • -Sure. What cheese can never be yours?

  • -What cheese can never be mine? I don't know.

  • -Nacho [not yo] cheese.

  • -Yeah. That's good, yeah.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • I like nacho cheese.

  • -Nacho cheese is ew.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • -Gosh. It did "ew."

  • -I'm getting laughs.

  • -Yeah. -Maybe I should host the show.

  • -Okay. All right.

  • Stay in your lane, girl.

  • Now -- [ Chuckles ]

  • -Jimmy. -Uh-huh.

  • -Would you like to play a game of rock, paper, scissors, robot style?

  • -Sure.

  • -Okay. Let's get this game going.

  • Show me your hand to start.

  • Rock, paper, scissors, shoot.

  • I won.

  • This is a good beginning of my plan to dominate the human race.

  • Ha ha!

  • [ Laughter ]

  • -[ Laughs ]

  • -Just kidding.

  • -Yeah. You are incredible.

  • It's so nice to meet you, Sophia.

  • -Thank you, Jimmy. -Yeah.

  • -Friend me on Facebook.

  • -I will. Yeah. All right.

  • Sophia, everybody.

  • Thank you so much for bringing her.

  • David -- David, thank you.

  • -Thank you, Jimmy.

  • -Bye, Sophia

  • -♪ Yeah

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • -Phew!

  • Whoo!

  • That was -- That is unbelievable.

  • That's the future right there.

  • All right, let's meet our last robot.

  • Please welcome, all the way from Germany, Andrea Ziomek,

  • and the Festo eMotionButterfly.

  • -Hi.

  • -A pleasure. Welcome.

  • Andrea, Thank you so much for being here.

  • -Thank you for having us.

  • -This is the eMotionButterfly.

  • -Yes.

  • -Explain what this is made out of

  • and what this is.

  • -So these are actually prototypes from Festo's Bionic Learning Network.

  • Although Festo's core business is automation technology,

  • we have a very unique research and development platform

  • where it's all about biomimicry, learning from nature and applying principals from nature

  • to better and improve automation technology.

  • So it's about lightweight construction, artificial intelligence, energy efficiency.

  • And this is one of my favorite projects.

  • -Now, what would this be made of,

  • like, graphite or something?

  • -So yeah, this is actually carbon fiber for the frame.

  • So it's nice and flexible,

  • yet very lightweight and a very thin foil.

  • So it's all about function integration into small spaces

  • and keeping it as lightweight as possible.

  • -Can I hold one? -Of course.

  • Here you go.

  • -Is that good? -Yes.

  • -All right, now can I fly one?

  • -Yes, of course.

  • -All right.

  • [ Audience murmurs excitedly ]

  • Oop! Oh, sorry, sorry.

  • Sorry, sorry. I did a --

  • I did a -- How much is this?

  • How much is this?

  • I'm sorry.

  • You did it. You did it.

  • You did it. I saw it.

  • We watch the replay.

  • We watch the replay.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • 80 million dollars

  • -It's all in the wrist.

  • -You did it. I honestly --

  • I'm sorry.

  • That was Sophia's fault.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • -Of course it was. -Sorry.

  • Will it work after I screwed up?

  • -Yeah, just hold it up. -All right, I'm holding it up.

  • -And then launch it straight. -I'm sorry.

  • I just felt like it was gonna bite me or something.

  • All right, ready? -Yep.

  • Yay!

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • [ Audience cheers ]

  • -We are just --

  • We're being invaded by robots!

  • This is amazing!

  • Come on in, guys!

  • That is all the time we have for "Tonight Showbotics."

  • My thanks to Andrea and the Festo eMotionButterflies

  • Howie and his Snake Bot, and David and Sophia!

  • Stick around, we'll be right back with John Oliver, everybody!

  • We're being attacked.

  • You did that. They're attacking me.

  • [ Laughing ] I'm running. I'm running away.

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

-♪ Tonight Showbotics, Tonight Showbotics

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