Robots can do a lot for us: they can explore space or they can cut our toenails. But do advances in robotics and artificial intelligence hold hidden threats? Three leaders in their fields answer questions about our relationships with robots.
On 14 March, academics and members of the public gathered at Emmanuel College to hear a panel of distinguished speakers discuss their personal visions of future healthcare in an event sponsored by the Science AAAS as part of the Cambridge Science Festival.
Scientists from the University of Cambridge and Aberystwyth University have created a "robot scientist" which the researchers believe is the first machine to have independently discovered new scientific knowledge.