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The world's first robot-human press conference has taken place in Geneva, Switzerland. A number of humanoid robots were asked questions at the AI For Good UN summit, including whether they would rebel against their creators.
"It's a really special part of the world," says marine biologist Taryn Foster from the Abrolhos Islands, 40 miles from the coast of Western Australia. "There are no palm trees or luscious vegetation. But once you get in the water, you see all these tropical species of coral and fish."
Da Vinci, a robotic surgeon, has celebrated its 10,000th procedure after nearly 20 years of helping patients. It has been at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital for almost two decades, and its arms are operated by human surgeons.
A robotic "dog" has been used to carry out surveys of two Cold War weapons testing facilities, in a first for the National Trust.
Lifelike robotic pets are being used in East Sussex to help people diagnosed with early-onset dementia.
Robot receptionists will be used to free up NHS staff under a 15-year workforce strategy to build a service “fit for the future”.