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Join Exploratorium staff scientist Ron Hipschman as we visit Dan Werthimer, Director of the SETI Research Center at UC Berkeley. SETI conducts experiments searching for electromagnetic signatures of intelligent extraterrestrial civilizations, spanning wavelengths from radio to visible light, over ten orders of magnitude in characteristic time scale. Join us as we talk with Jill Tarter, Director of the Center for SETI Research and the inspiration behind Jody Foster's character in the movie Contact. Find out about the tools and technologies being developed for a multigenerational effort to search for life on other planets. Watch as USA robots battle in the Sumo ring for world dominance and a $2,000 prize! Also check out the Quicktime archive of the 1999 and 2001 Competitions. Check out the action as 10 Japanese robots battle against each other and their American counterparts, including entrants from the Bay Area and Seattle. This event was sponsored by Japanese software developer FSIABC, Inc.