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

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?

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

8 talks • 2h 5m
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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Let’s kickstart science in America

Science funding is broken. To fix it, we need to empower a new class of makers, citizen scientists and explorers The troubling state of science funding in America goes by many n...
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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