Video: Artificial intelligence: Noel Sharkey on the inexorable rise of robots

Sheffield University's professor of robotics and AI discusses our fascination with autonomous machines...

Sheffield University's professor of robotics and AI discusses our fascination with autonomous machines...

Why are humans so fascinated by robots? Where is the UK's most innovative robotics research taking place? And how does the biology of the natural world inform robot design and engineering?

In this video interview, Noel Sharkey, professor of robotics and AI at the University of Sheffield, discusses developments in robotics - from the proliferation of robots in Japan's automotive industry to the stair-climbing dexterity of Honda's Asimo robot and beyond.

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