The greatest feel-good story in science today. The unstoppable rover Opportunity continues to roll around on the Red Planet, checking on craters and routing out rocks. A nine month mission [...]
Part 9 of 9. We are beginning to shape a tomorrow in which robots will walk and work among us. As they realize their own potential, how long before they [...]
Part 8 of 9. To promote the rapid evolution of robots, one audacious group of researchers decided to start a worldwide robotic soccer competition. How soon before they challenge humans?
Part 7 of 9. As robots begin to move among us, how will we regard them: as property like automobiles, or as individuals with rights and responsibilities? Can a thing [...]
Part 6 of 9. If tomorrow’s robots are going to share our world, they will have to have something extra: an emotional and psychological dimension to help them communicate and [...]