Science-fiction dreams are becoming a reality

Social robot avatar technology will make long-distance communication less alienating, and help us push towards having robots like C-3PO becoming  part of our everyday lives, maintains Dr Paul Bremner

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How fearful should we be about the rise of the robots?

The Foundation for Responsible Robotics this week warned us that we are rushing into a potentially perilous future of autonomous weapons and automated household helpers. Jamie Nimmo asks if the new world will really be so dystopian