There are some strong arguments for giving machines the rights to their creations.
Will bionic humans, augmented by hi-tech prostheses and microchips, be a benefit for humanity? The reality is more mixed.
One day we could have an intelligent robot cook up surprise meals at home.
Robots have already learned to cheat when playing games. How do we teach them morals if we want them more involved in our everyday lives?
Welcome to your future.
Robots are advancing exponentially while human learning occurs at a much slower pace.
Jobs are not created or lost because of a single technology, but because of the business models designed to leverage the power of it.
Kyle Tingly as Star Wars droid C3PO while braving heavy rain at a 4th of July Parade Georgia, USA, in 2015.
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When it comes to robotics, the future is not two-legged.
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The development of robots' capacities and their increasing presence in companies isn't just a matter of technology. It also profoundly changes the strategies, structures and human skills required.
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An expert in artificial intelligence believes we're not ready for the challenges posed by Saudi Arabia granting a robot citizenship. Key questions about robot identity and rights remain unanswered.
At McMaster University, 40 per cent of assistant professors in engineering are now women and the school is working hard to make the profession more equitable for women.
Engineering has long been a male-dominated profession. Now engineering schools globally are making extraordinary efforts to attract the creative female talent they really need.
Cherie Lacey (left) and Catherine Caudwell interacting with a Furby, one of the first cute home robots.
There's a reason domestic robots are cute. It makes them appear vulnerable and in need of protection - and that makes us forget that they have unprecedented access to our personal data.
Soft robotics could help move us closer to more human-like robots.
Megabots, coming soon to sports channels?
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US and Japanese tech companies are building fighting megabots to kicktstart what they envisage as a sporting franchise on the scale of Formula 1.
The UK's biggest industry is poised to lose a big chunk of its (human) workers.
As the government moves ahead with its industrial plan, a new report signals it will have to start doing things differently.
Future robots will work side by side with humans, just as they do today.
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Rather than fret about how many jobs future technologies will destroy, we should focus on how to shape them so that they complement the workforce of tomorrow.
In school makerspaces, students problem-solve with traditional craft materials alongside.
digital technologies such as 3D printing, virtual reality, programmable robots and video work.
Creative makerspaces in Ontario schools weave passion with digital technologies to teach 21st century skills.
Robots can also lend a hand of sorts.
Robots have the potential to help support a growing population that wants to age in their own homes. But those helpful machines won't be the humanoid butlers of science fiction.
Smart machines are about to usher in the age of Industry 4.0.
A robot sculpts a recreation of the Ancient Greek work Laocoon and his Sons, which was exhibited in Linz last year.
Artists invented the word 'robot', but now robots are becoming artists, or at least assistants, themselves. As robots get smarter, artists will find more and more uses for them, particularly in sculpture.
Will AI take over the world or lead to a bright future for humanity?
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Not everyone agrees on how artificial intelligence will change the way we live. But it's not all doom and gloom either.