A call to ban sex robots is the same knee-jerk reaction faced by other technological advances, and as wrong-headed.
Sorting and folding clothes is a lot more difficult than when you're a robot.
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.
For a growing number of artists, academics, researchers and scientists, dance represents a promising new frontier of exploration. The annual DANscienCE festival shines a spotlight on their findings.
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?
Some have argued we should not ban but embrace offensive autonomous weapons, or 'killer robots'. But the arguments against a ban are weak.
Hey robot sports fans, here's the inside story on how UNSW won the world championship in robot soccer last week.
If military robots are inevitable, then AI and robotics researchers should work to make them ethical, not retreat by calling for an ineffectual ban.
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.
Who says scientists aren't artistic? A team of researchers have done some amazing kirigami work, an ancient Japanese paper art, using graphene.
Robotic surgeon assistants are growing in popularity, but aren't always team players.
We need to ban offensive autonomous weapons - or 'killer robots' - before a new arms race to produce them begins.
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.
We can give robots smiling mouths but until we can put emotion into their eyes as well we're better off with less human-looking designs.
The robots in the DARPA Robotics Challenge can open doors and drive cars. But developing machines that can think for themselves is more tricky.
How can we prepare children for a tech world while fighting the distractions it inevitably brings?
A tetraplegic patient has been able to play rock, paper and scissors thanks to a prosthetic device implanted in the region of his brain thought to control intentions.