Robots that can reproduce could improve their design in ways we wouldn't think of but still within our control.
The droids in the Star Wars universe often play a key role in the movies. But how close are they to some of the real robots in our own universe?
No Star Wars movie would be complete without the Universe's two favourite droids. But now the race is on to turn them into fact.
Science fiction can be good at predictiong soem of the technologies of tomorrow. But designers take note: not all those ideas are welcome.
How often do you get angry or frustrated with a machine or some piece of technology? Well what if a machine could sense our emotion and then change its behaviour to suit?
There are possible emotional and social pitfalls to love and sex with robots, but does that mean we should ban them entirely?
Is genuine artificial consciousness possible? Should we protect jobs from automation? Your questions on AI and robots answered here.
Does the 'uncanny valley' actually exist and what lies behind our unease?
Building genuine empathy into artificial intelligence is harder than it looks. It might be a while before we see the genuine article in robots.
If robots will take traditional graduate jobs, universities should be training students in borderless leadership skills.
Five science (fiction) reasons why you should get to know Doctor Who.
Sorting and folding clothes is a lot more difficult than when you're a robot.
Plenty of talk about what we want from artificial intelligent systems, but what do we actually mean by AI? From a legal and regulation point of view, we do need a definition.
Have questions about artificial intelligence or the future of robotics? Wondering if your job is vulnerable to automation? Concerned about superintelligent AI? Now's your chance to ask.
If we can make artificial intelligent machines that act more human it raises the question of what sort of emotions we'd like them to express.
There is much debate on the ethics of artificial intelligence machines that are designed to kill. But who's responsible when a non-lethal AI system causes damage, harm or even death?
The thousands of people who signed an open letter calling for a ban on autonomous killer weapons and robots are misguided. We already have such killing machines and we should embrace them.
The competitors of the robot world cup are creeping closer to the goal of a robotic team that can beat the best human players.
A new hopping robot shows how unusual 3D printed structures could pave the way for machines that better mimic living creatures.
If we start holding robots responsible for their actions – and accidents – we let their human designers and operators off the hook.