As Stephen Hawking once said: "Unless mankind redesigns itself by changing our DNA through altering our genetic makeup, computer-generated robots will take over our world." So what developments in robotics happened this week?
Just the other day we were giggling with glee at Robovie's diminutive MR2 companion robot. Now the company's trumped itself: Robovie's R-Ver.3 is out. He's taller, can cope with rugged terrain, and you can pre-order him. For real.
Georgia Tech is working on cutting edge domestic and health-care machines as part of its Healthcare Robotics effort, and this device, dubbed Cody, would seem to be a genuine glimpse of the near future.