Detours: the rise of robotics in Pittsburgh

A century of steel production in Pittsburgh has mostly gone away, leaving in its wake industries based on academic research and robots. When it comes to robots, the goal is more focused on building a framework for the future rather than an infrastructure from the past. And for that reason, Pittsburgh has become a place where far flung ambitions are supported and encouraged, even if the end goal is a long way off.

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25 thoughts on “Detours: the rise of robotics in Pittsburgh

  1. i actually really …
    i actually really liked? the retro-futuristic atmosphere of the 80s music in combination with the robot-voice… just saying.

  2. Another great? …
    Another great? video by The Verge! These mini-docs are so well put together. While there may have been a little too much of that robotic voice in this one, I’m really satisfied with what the video did for me: entertain and inform!

  3. The street lights …
    The street lights were not left on to show prosperity. They were left? on due to all of the smoke in the air from the steel mills.

    At the time, the smoke from the steel mills was thought to show prosperity because it meant that industry in the region, which directly and indirectly provided employment to many, was going strong.

  4. The Robot voice was …
    The Robot voice was kinda? creepy. It had that robot take over the world vibe.

  5. The tone of this …
    The tone of this Detours made me really depressed. Like? a Stanley Kubrick movie.

  6. you completely …
    you completely ruined everything with that horrible robot voice, i mean come on who the fuck? was in charge of this.

    Please fire all responsible for thinking robot voice was a good idea.

  7. the robotic voice …
    the robotic voice is not necessary,? but a great documentary overall.

  8. Love it, please do …
    Love it, please do more idea coverage videos like this one. Products reviews are so mind numbing. ?

  9. the robot voice? …
    the robot voice? over is good, but why is she speaking so slowly? Just sounds retarded.

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