From factory robots to artificial intelligence systems in offices, could a new machine age be coming?
Internet and technology giant Google has expanded its robot work by buying Boston Dynamics, a maker of research robots for the Pentagon.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a life-sized, radio-controlled model of Superman soaring through the skies of southern California.
A robotic arm for amputees named after the "Star Wars" character Luke Skywalker, has been approved for production, which could revolutionize the industry worldwide.
The arm can perform multiple, simultaneous movements and has been allowed for sale by the US Food and Drug Administration after extensive testing.
The arm has been allowed to be mass produced after reviewing data, including a US Department of Veterans Affairs study, in which 90 percent of people who used the device were able to perform complex tasks.
These included using keys and locks, feeding themselves, using zippers and brushing and combing hair.