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?
There are growing concerns about robots, artificial intelligence and automation. Now two new organisations are seeking to produce responsible robots and advance beneficial AI.
What does it take to teach an AI how to read natural human languages?
Amazon's latest delivery drone looks strange - here's how it flies.
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.
Google's decision to release its machine learning software as open source could be a major boost for the development of new Artificial Intelligence technologies.
Does the 'uncanny valley' actually exist and what lies behind our unease?
Unlike a driver, the way a self-driving car responds to emergencies is programmed –decided in advance. We need to sort out the legal questions of responsibility this raises, and soon.
Trials of autonomous vehicles are set to kick off in Australia this year. So how far down the road to driverless cars are we today?
Artificial intelligence programmers are burning the midnight oil to make computers better at processing complex problems. Here's a progress report.
Building genuine empathy into artificial intelligence is harder than it looks. It might be a while before we see the genuine article in robots.
Programming cars to make ethical decisions like humans poses problems.
If robots will take traditional graduate jobs, universities should be training students in borderless leadership skills.
Many people are concerned about artificial intelligence. But new technologies like augmented reality are blurring the lines between us and the machines.
A call to ban sex robots is the same knee-jerk reaction faced by other technological advances, and as wrong-headed.
What does Facebook's new AI digital assistant bring to the party that rivals haven't got? Humans.
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.