Using machine ethics, Susan Lee and Michael Anderson programmed a robot to behave ethically.
Over the years, a variety of robots have been developed, or are currently being developed, to serve specific functions in space, including assisting astronauts.
Ancient history has long documented the use of automata among a wide range of cultures.
That uneasy feeling we get when interacting with a humanoid robot may be hard-wired into our brains.
Social robotics is still in its infancy, but these innovators have made great strides.