One more thing… TARS
TARS, in single, it should be TAR. TAR, refer to a common utility on UNIX/Linux operating system. People can use TAR to make archive with files/folder, or a full file system backup with permission information.
In the movie of Interstellar, TARS always belongs to each team. In general, TARS would not help people complete any heavry duties. People keep using their own tools, science devices, and the most important things, the human brain. TARS may able to save people life while emergency moment. But for first aids, TARS does not able to servce human on medical sections.
In the Movie, TARS major function might be very basic. It just keeps remind human any facts and issues ahead. Keeps human understanding some rules, factors, help human to find out information for analysis, assist to line-up other devices/systems to collaboration, etc. But the most major point is TARS helps human recording any data and logging.
I think the main goal of TARS is just a high-degree of moveable database system. A robot integrated database system. I think the movie production company should be ask for Oracle, IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, Google Analytics, MySQL, or any other database system as sponsers.
But the most simular system may be Microsoft SharePoint… Robot version of SharePoint system, funny. SharePoint system could help people to enjoy the data to information transformation with more flexibility, even the team member do not have too much Computer Sciences knowledge. Those data/infomation would be used for populate new web based application system or flow control system by limited programming knowledge. Of course, Visual Studio enginneer/expert team could be integrated with SharePoint system. Populating any systems with advanced/professional functionility across different enterprise domains. But the SharePoint system is still being innovated. In this moment, SharePoint has not been installed on robot yet. Hope to see this era stepping to us soon.