The following is an excerpt from Pallab Ghosh | March 11, 2018 | BBC.com |
Researchers in Texas are developing robots that have minds of their own.
The scientists are creating systems that can learn for themselves and be able to operate in the home, the workplace and even on the sports field.
The University of Texas, Austin team is incorporating artificial intelligence into its machines so that they can deal with real-world situations.
Among the systems are automated assistants that will carry out simple tasks in a working office
Science fiction films predicted that in the future we would have intelligent robots.
In the Day the Earth Stood Still, we had the sinister Gort; in Forbidden Planet there was Robby; and in the TV series Lost In Space it was Zachary Smith's nemesis, the Robot.
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