A house in Hertfordshire will be a little different to its neighbours - that's because it will be home to the next generation of robots.
While a future which includes self aware robots serving humans might be a way off - it could be a little closer, than you might think.
Cambridge University scientists have printed a 3D hand that can play the piano to prove that in the future it could be used for surgery.
Researchers from Bedfordshire are hoping to create 'culturally aware' robots which could help care for older people.
University of Hertfordshire 'teaches' its humanoid robot iCub, called DeeChee, to communicate with humans.