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Blake Lemoine shared transcripts of an "interview" he had with Google’s LaMDA language model, in which they discuss personhood, death - and Les Misérables.
Watch: Scientists test 'living skin' on robot that can heal when cut
The skin is water-resistant, has self-healing properties, and can move and stretch with the movement of the robotic body parts.
800 robot companions trialled in New York to tackle elderly loneliness
The ElliQ device can carry out daily check-ins with users and remind them to take their medication.
Forget doing household chores: Dyson robots will do it for you
Dyson is planning to bring a long-standing promise of sci-fi films to life.
Exhibition celebrates "100 years of robots" in Rio de Janeiro
The Centro Cultural Oi Futuro of Rio de Janeiro celebrates 101 years of robotics creation with the exhibition “100 years of robots”.
Meet the convulsing child robot helping to train Japan’s dentists
The life-like bot was co-developed by robotics start-up Tmsuk and a local dental school to simulate a child’s response to receiving dental treatment.
Can tiny robots sent into our brains help fight tumours?
The micro-robots, which will start clinical trials in two years, could help target otherwise unreachable areas of the brain to treat cancer or Dandy-Walker Syndrome.
This robot is helping wheelchair users stand up and walk
A French tech company called Wandercraft is developing a cutting-edge exoskeleton enabling wheelchair users to walk.
Artificial fingertip gives robots a near-human sense of touch
Researchers say giving machines the ability to feel surfaces could make robots more dexterous and improve prosthetic hands.
UK: A humanoid robot paints portraits
A robot called Ai-Da can paint portraits like humans thanks to its new arm equipped with robotics and artificial intelligence technologies.
This new bot on wheels can stand up like a human and drive like a car
The Swiss company hopes its robot could be used by rescue teams in dangerous environments.
Panasonic steers us towards a greener future in mobility and business operations
For Panasonic, achieving carbon neutrality stretches far beyond its own offices, employees and day-to-day operations.
A robot that makes fondue? It has to be Switzerland...
Tradition is wonderful. Automation is brilliant.
US tests robotic dogs to patrol border prompting outcry
The plans have been dubbed “a civil liberties disaster in the making” by rights groups in the US.
Tesla shifts focus from EVs to building a humanoid robot
Tesla said the robot will measure 5-foot-8-inch (1.73m), weighs around 56kg and its purpose is to take over dangerous tasks from humans.
This hiking robot dog could swap the Swiss Alps for other planets
Its creators hope the dog, which uses its sense of touch to navigate, will help humans get to previously inaccessible, dangerous places.
Developers try to conquer humans' fear of robots at Las Vegas CES
Developers at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas are hoping to prove that humans have nothing to fear when it comes to robots.
Could robots be better at restoring historical treasures than humans?
A team of researchers in Italy are exploiting an intelligent robotic system to process, match and physically reconstruct frescoes and other shattered artefacts from Pompeii.
School kids in Gaza City are getting lessons from a robot teacher
The bot assistant is the “first of its kind” in the Palestinian enclave which has been under blockade since 2007.
Scientists who created 'living robots' say they can now reproduce
Last year, researchers made "living robots" by incubating stem cells from frog embryos. Now they’ve discovered that they're able to self-replicate.
Dancing mini robots helping to teach children in Seoul kindergartens
Alpha Mini is a 24.5 centimetre-tall robot, who can dance, tell stories, and practice kung fu and other forms of exercise.
Seoul trials robot teaching assistants in nursery schools
The "Alpha Mini" is just 24.5 centimetres tall and can dance, lead sing-a-longs, recite stories and even teach kung-fu moves as children mimic its push-ups and one-legged balances.
Robot waiters are bringing this Iraqi city into the future
The technology powering the android waiters was partly developed locally by young people from the University of Mosul.
Japan's robotic dog owners celebrate children festival with their Aibos
Owners of the Japanese robot dogs "Aibo" take their robotic companions to the Kanda Myojin shrine in Tokyo for the children's holiday Shicigosan.
Meet Xavier, the 'anti-social behaviour' robot on patrol in Singapore
The island of 5.5 million inhabitants has seen an arsenal of surveillance technology deployed on streets across the tightly-controlled city-state.
Are these AI robots going to replace farmers?
Farming with AI-powered robots could be the next big thing in sustainable food production and the idea already has Bill Gates' support.