Sex technologies and 'erobots' could help address issues related to human desire, and physical and emotional needs of astronauts in space.
A swarm of honeybees can provide valuable lessons about how a group of many individuals can work together to accomplish a task, even with no one in charge. Roboticists are taking notes.
At the heart of the debate is that most fundamental question: what does it mean to be human?
For decades, animators have attempted to recreate realistic human faces without entering what's called the 'uncanny valley.'
Engineers predict a time when people and robots physically interact all day long. For that to happen safely will require new soft materials that can do things like sense touch and change shape.
A safer, more flexible type of industrial robot is disrupting manufacturing.
If artificial intelligence can amaze us with its prowess, there are many areas where it falls flat when compared to human and animal intelligence.
We are far from defenseless against the rise of robots, although they'll take many of our routine jobs. Our special strength is our ability to apply rules that don't exist.
With space at a premium, robotic furniture can transform a room in seconds. How will this affect our sense of belonging and feeling at home, when everything can change with a voice command?
Alan Turing devised a way to test if AI is functionally the same as a human – we've done the same for androids.
Our sense of touch lets us know how hard or soft something is, how solid or pliable it is to handle. That's an important skill if you want robots to handle things safely.
Teaching robots to care for us in old age will be child's play.
The robot revolution is happening right but how much do you know about the impact of programmable machines in your everyday life?
In an era of rapid technological advance, devastating climate change, increasing inequality and a steadily aging society, health-care leadership development is vital.
Leonardo's interest in the human form and replicating human bodily movement foreshadow ideas present in modern robotics.
The idea of swarm robots has been around for some time but researchers are now looking more closely at nature for robot design inspiration.
While some alarmists predict AI will decimate the workforce, the truth is concerted action by leaders in labor, business, government and education can ensure workers aren't replaced by robots.
Scientists have developed a robotic arm with knowledge of its physical form – a very basic sense of self.
Pursuing big, unrealistic dreams can distract from real scientific progress. It's time for AI research to focus on restoring and expanding human control and responsibility.
Robots are not yet as good as humans at working with other humans or even working with other robots.