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Three brothers in ancient Baghdad invent a programmable machine that shines a light far into the future. Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World, Episode 3: The Robot, premieres Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 10/9c.

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Learn how robots were first conceptualized in ancient Rome and see how their use has evolved over the centuries, from the calculator to the Roomba. Then, take a sneak peek at what future robots will be able to do. Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World, Episode 3: The Robot, premieres Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 10/9c.