Jody Williams, who is a Nobel Peace laureate, said lethal autonomous weapons are crossing a moral and ethical Rubicon and should not be allowed to exist and be used in combat or in any other way.
Theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking believed that robots would replace humankind — and robotic technology has been growing faster than expected.
Ai-Da, named after British mathematician and computer pioneer Ada Lovelace, will be able to track faces to recognise facial features and mimic expression, its makers say.
The “Humans Wanted: Robots Need You” report surveyed 19,000 employers in 44 countries and found 69 percent of firms were planning to maintain the size of their workforce while 18 percent wanted to hire more people as a result of automation.
The self-driving taxis in Tokyo are capable of navigating around intersections and changing lanes.
Weapons systems are far from having a mind of their own. But the debate around them has already begun.
A robot barista called "Sawyer" is able to serve a maximum of five cups of coffee at one go at Henn-na Cafe meaning "Strange Café" in Japanese.
Japan's ageing population and a low labour force growth rate has pushed it to embrace technology at a much faster pace than others.
Elon Musk's Tesla gets into the truck business, while Firefox plans to shake Chrome's dominance with Quantum. The honourable mention goes to Boston Dynamics' jumpy robot, Atlas.
A new exhibition of the 500-year history of robotics paves the way for the imagination of humankind, and stirs debate about the ethical implications and consequences of robotic technology.
The gadget is due on the market next year and designed to give companionship.
In the early hours of July 8 US police used a remote-controlled robot to kill a person for the first time: Micah Xavier Johnson, the 25-year-old ex-soldier who murdered five police officers in Dallas, Texas.
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