Thousands of hip replacement operations are performed each year, but today is the first time in Australia that a robot will help with the surgery.
The advent of social robots is giving rise to new possibilities in paediatric health care. But will they replace human specialists?
How can we humans avoid harmful results of robot obedience?
In the past, technology both destroyed and created jobs. Is that trend ending?
A Universal Basic Income is essentially free money for everyone, no strings attached. And it could be the perfect response to rising unemployment due to automation.
People and machines need to be able to interact and communicate effectively. Right now we – and they – can't. But without that, we risk missing the potential benefits of collaboration.
Robots can explore where humans fear to tread.
If a machine can write a speech for a politician, why not go the next step and replace the elected human with a programmed robot?
What happens if we let growing artificial intelligence make all of our decisions for us?
Drugs, new materials and even more creative uses: biodiversity is full of potential.
Many jobs are likely to disappear due to technology and automation, but many more are likely to be created. The greatest challenge is managing the transition.
Some suggest half of current jobs will be lost to automation over the next decade or two. But it's far too early to pit man versus machine.
As Valentine's Day approaches, imagine if your date was not human, but a machine. Could there ever be a romantic bond between a human and a robot?
Robots and intelligent machines will one day takeover the tasks currently carried out by medical staff. But are we ready to place our health care in the hands of a machine?
Humans can only do so much when it comes to diagnosing what's wrong with a patient. So why not let machines take over? They learn faster than humans and never retire.
As machines get ever more complex as we strive to make them complete more complex tasks, it's time to ask again: will they ever be able to think? But what is thinking anyway?
Robots that can learn to 'see' the world around them -- and share their learning with other robots -- will lead the next revolution in robotics.
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.