There are now over 2,400 artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics researchers who have signed an open letter calling for autonomous weapons – often dubbed "killer robots" – to be banned.
The hulking, 15-foot-tall robot rests on its tank treads in a West Oakland warehouse, waiting for the coming war against its powerful nemesis across the sea.
A group of children proved that they had better manners than a robot as they tried to program it to move, stop, and react to touch as part of a research project at the University of Sussex.
Early September will see the very first force-feedback-based teleoperation of a rover-based robotic arm system on Earth from the International Space Station, orbiting 400 km above our heads.
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