Doing favours is a basic feature of human society – but can robots join in?
Space tourists will need someone to show them around. This is just one of several jobs that currently don't exist but are expected to be a reality with in a decade.
Using a technique inspired by how human brains operate, researchers have found a way to help robots move more smoothly and more quickly.
To do the jobs "nuts-and-bolts" robots aren't good at, engineers are creating soft living machines powered by muscle cells.
Robotics is taking some giant leaps forward.
The rise of online 'chatbots' shows how artificial intelligence is becoming a part of daily life. But how do you stop them talking like a really bad PA?
Stroke patients need therapy to recover, but there are not enough human therapists to meet the need. Can robots help?
Computers must master football if they are to demonstrate that they can be our equal.
Much of the debate about robots talking jobs focuses largely on a jobless future. But robots can deliver a host of benefits, especially for start-ups and entrepreneurs.
Social robots have exploded into the market in recent years, but what can they really do?
Machines that can target and kill people without human intervention or accountability pose a moral threat to the world.
The threat from dangerous AI systems is vastly underappreciated and under-researched. If we don't study them, we can't fight them – or prevent them.
We are approaching the time when robots in our daily lives will be making decisions about how to act. What guidelines should we give them?
A Brave New World of worklessness and a universal wage is attracting advocates across the political spectrum.
Science fiction provides a valuable resource from which the public view of AI can be assessed.
Imagine a world in which helper robots live with us, get us through the day and become our trusted friend. Well, science fiction is becoming science fact.
Robots should be designed so that even vulnerable users know that they are machines. But how do we create something engaging that is so obviously artificial?
New and imagined digital technologies have important ethical implications. We should devise relevant social norms through a high-profile, public, collaborative process.
In the future some humans may be born without either a mother or father as we now know them, and with no other humans around to bring them up.
Computers are taking over our jobs, but this doesn't have to be a bad thing.