The unusual robot takes its design inspiration from the common American cockroach
James Young's new arm is inspired by Big Boss's weaponised bionic limb from Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Delegates to the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos were reportedly very interested in the 'killer robots' issue
Although the foundation which gave the award acknowledge Hawking and Musk aren't really Luddites, they said they had contributed to 'feverish hand-wringing' over the dangers of AI
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
Investing in robots would create more, not fewer, jobs for the UK’s embattled manufacturing industry, according to research from Barclays.
The skin is made up of two layers, and could be a huge step towards creating artificial skin that works like the real thing
Is this the future of fast food restaurants?
It's hoped the way they adapt their foraging behavior will help to develop smarter robots
“The goal is to allow robotic systems to benefit from the experience of other robots, paving the way for rapid advances in machine cognition"
Google's recent acquisition of Boston Dynamics means that the search giant now has access to bots that can stride, gallop and leap - see below to take a look at some of the most fascinating and advanced robots on YouTube
The 600lb robot succesfully detached from the Chang'e-3 lander this weekend
Robots that carry, sort and see; Google has bought some real talent to kickstart its new division aimed at automating manufacturing and supply chains
The Book of Bedtime Stories (Walker, £14.99) consists of 10 original tales selected by Michael Rosen from more than 400 entries for last year's Mumsnet and Gransnet children's story competition. Each illustrated by an up-and-coming artist, themes range from the adventures of a pig-riding sheriff to the exciting rescue of a dancing bear. Beautifully produced, this could be a collector's item. Alex T. Smith's Claude in the Spotlight (Hodder, £4.99 paperback) tells how the amiable dog of the title, accompanied by his regular friend Sir Bobblysock, gets caught up in a theatrical performance that nearly goes terribly wrong. Illustrated on every page by the author, this cheerfully eccentric story is highly entertaining. So too is Bernardo Atxaga's The Adventures of Shola (Pushkin Children's Books, £14.99). Translated from the Basque by Margaret Jull Costa and lavishly illustrated by Mikel Valverde, these gently ironic stories about another small dog whose aspirations regularly outrun her abilities are totally charming.
Robot makers show off their latest designs at the International Robot Exhibition (iREX) in Tokyo, Japan.
Two lead roles in the next Star Wars movie are set to be filled by unknowns, as Disney, who bought Lucasfilm last year, will hold auditions open to the public this week. If you could play a "street smart and strong" orphaned girl, or a "smart capable" man in his 20s you could be one step away from Hollywood. Other parts also potentially on offer include...