Robots are machines built to perform complex tasks that may be too difficult, unsafe or just too tedious for humans.
Live Science takes you through the latest developments in robotics, from the strangest robots to biohybrids, and questions whether we're really ready for intelligent robots. Whatever your interest in automatons, androids and artificial intelligence, our expert team of writers and editors are here to provide you with the latest robotics news, features and articles.
In a new study, participants became convinced that a human-like robot had achieved self-awareness. But in reality, it was being controlled by researchers.
Engineers have designed a mini robot crab that can be made to walk sideways using lasers. The tiny eight-legged critter is the world's smallest remote-controlled robot.
Biological robots made from frog cells can self-replicate like no other organism, by moving around raw materials to build more of themselves.
Fictional cyborgs have appeared in science fiction since the 1920s, but who was the first human to fuse with technology and become a real-life cyborg?
A robotic artist powered by AI algorithms has created realistic self-portraits that question the limits of artificial intelligence and what it means to be human.
Robotic "Mars Dogs" could use artificial intelligence and sensors to investigate the Martian surface and map hidden lava tunnels.
A group of scientists wants to send a nuclear-powered "tunnelbot" to Europa to blaze a path through its thick shell of ice and search for life.
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