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Fact file: Robots
Whether it’s 'Terminator' or 'A.I.', we have long been fascinated with the idea of building artificial people. Below is a fact file with all you need...

Robot lab worker
A robot working in a laboratory has become the first machine to independently make a scientific discovery. Adam has quite a boring job. He is investigating...

Can a machine think?
In 2006 a British company won a prize for the most ‘human’ computer program. Her name was Joan. The Loebner Prize for artificial intelligence (AI)...

Robot dog
Researchers in the US have reported that robot dog is as good as a real dog at reducing loneliness in an old people’s home. Watch this video clip for...

Can robots have feelings?
Scientists from across Europe are about to start work on a project to build robots with personality. Robots do more work than we realise - they help to...

Humanoid robots
An international team of scientists has taken a big step towards creating more human-type robots. A European project called Sensopac aims to create a...

Robots that breed
Could we build a machine that can replicate itself? One mechanical engineer has proved that it is possible. From 'Battlestar Galactica' to 'The Matrix',...

Walking robot
Dexter, a humanoid robot in California, has stood up on its own and taken its first few steps, after learning through trial and error. Three American...

Robot teacher
Primary school students in Japan have had their first successful lesson with a robot teacher. According to her students, she is both “pretty” and...

Robot surgeons
Top engineers are working on robotic systems that could treat soldiers wounded on the battlefield. A prototype ‘robotic surgeon’ is currently undergoing...

Robot friend
Check out this video of Japanese scientists unveiling a humanoid robot. HRP-4C is no ordinary robot. She can walk, talk, and even smile at you. Scientists...

Can robots think?
Will Smith’s I, Robot may not be as sci-fi as we think. Check out some of the recent adventures and advances in the world of artificial intelligence...

Dancing robot
Watch this video of a robot dancing a traditional Japanese folk dance. Photo by Thomas Hawk - CC BY-NC

Virtual reality
Researchers have invented a treadmill that enables people to walk in any direction, and it could allow people to physically move around virtual worlds....

Bionic woman
An American woman has become the first person in the world to be fitted with a ‘bionic’ arm, which she can manipulate with her mind. Claudia Mitchell,...