Boston Dynamic’s robot canine tries to make friends with the real version, and fails.
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
The rise of artificial intelligence could put millions of human workers out of jobs - could a basic income be a solution?
The unusual robot takes its design inspiration from the common American cockroach
Rhian Lewis descibes the moment she realised she could tell the time as 'feeling like Christmas Day'
University claims the social robots could even 'serve as a platform for healthcare services in future'
It's a Christmas miracle
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
The 60-year-old was arrested after lashing out at the humanoid in a fit of rage
The company invested in a big battery firm earlier this year – and could be about to putting its power bricks into cars, says its boss
Academics say half of US jobs could be automated within a decade or two
It's hoped the way they adapt their foraging behavior will help to develop smarter robots
Lyttelton, National Theatre
Wilkinson let 11 points slip away through missed kicks but valiant Chiefs are seen off thanks to late drop goal
Killzone: Shadow Fall
Robots that carry, sort and see; Google has bought some real talent to kickstart its new division aimed at automating manufacturing and supply chains