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.

Video playlists about Robots

How to live with robots

11 talks • 2h 26m
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?

15 talks • 3h 56m
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.

Artificial intelligence

9 talks • 2h 20m
Computers are being taught to learn, reason and recognize emotions. In these talks, look for insights -- as well as warnings.

New tech, new ethics

9 talks • 2h 34m
With technical advancement comes great ethical responsibility. In these talks, amazing, life-altering feats of science make us ask: How could we mess this up?
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Exclusive articles about Robots

Are you ready for the impending age of robots?

Economist Robin Hanson thinks the era of ems — robots with artificial copies of human brains — could occur in the next century. Read his astonishing predictions … and prepare fo...
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