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?
There are growing concerns about robots, artificial intelligence and automation. Now two new organisations are seeking to produce responsible robots and advance beneficial AI.
Science fiction can be good at predictiong soem of the technologies of tomorrow. But designers take note: not all those ideas are welcome.
Amazon's latest delivery drone looks strange - here's how it flies.
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.
Building genuine empathy into artificial intelligence is harder than it looks. It might be a while before we see the genuine article in robots.
Technology is critical for innovation, yet schools struggle to get students interested in this area. Could teaching robotics change this?
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.