Robots

As machines grow ever more intelligent, they're emerging not just as powerful tools, but close companions. These TED Talks offer both whizzy demos and serious ideas on our evolving relationship with robots.

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Take a moment to appreciate the cockroach

The other day, while sitting on my couch, I saw a flicker of black on a wall across the apartment. The sight was enough to send a surge of adrenaline rushing through my body. A ...

Idea in pictures: Wave bye bye to Nereus

We know from the likes of Robert Ballard and Edith Widder (seriously, watch her priceless reaction to seeing close-up footage of a giant squid for the first time) that deep-se...
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How to live with robots

10 talks • 2h 10m
As machines grow ever more intelligent, they're emerging not just as powerful tools, but close companions. These talks -- while offering some whizzy demos -- examine how robots are becoming an intimate part of our lives.

Will drones save us or destroy us?

14 talks • 3h 42m
Depending on who you listen to, drones will either save the world -- or usher in our techno-driven doom. Here, take a look at the light and dark side of drones. See exclusive articles on the TED blog.


TRH: Robots

Episode: Do We Need Humans?

We’ve been promised a future where robots will be our friends, and technology will make life’s daily chores as easy as flipping a switch. But are we ready for how those innovations will change us as humans? In this episode, TED speakers consider the promises and perils of our relationship with technology. Listen now