A new report has urged the United Nations to ban 'killer robots' before countries start to develop them.
Some scientists believe that the first extraterrestrials we encounter could be robotic in nature.
The potential dangers of autonomous weapon systems have been emphasized at a recent UN meeting.
A sophisticated new robot is battling viruses and bacteria in hospitals across the United States.
New self-guided robots could soon be used to help assess the threat posed by items of space debris.
An 'Internet for robots' has been developed to provide a global knowledge resource for machines.
Roboticists have developed a vast swarm of robots that can work together to form two-dimensional shapes.
A musical three-piece made up entirely of robots is set to release its very own album of original music.
Scientists have developed automated robots capable of working together to build complex structures.
Automated robots with artificial intelligence could soon be taking over all our menial household tasks.
Sophisticated mobile teleconferencing machines are making it possible for doctors to help more patients.
A UN Human Rights Council meeting in Generva is to discuss the suitability of autonomous weapons.
Are we heading for a future in which artificially intelligent computers will exceed our capabilities ?
A Pentagon-funded research team has created a device that allows robots to think for themselves.
A new robot called 'Roboy' is helping to highlight the psychological challenges in robot design.
As robots become increasingly sophisticated, concerns have been raised over future job availability.
A human rights organisation has called for the complete ban of autonomous robotic weapon platforms.
How long will it be before robots and computers become capable of thinking like a human being ?
A group of entrepreneurs are planning to use robots to mine precious materials from nearby asteroids.
In 50 years zoos may have robotic tigers and cloned extinct species such as woolly mammoths.