A three-ply “skin” that can sense damage and report it to operators in real time before the damage causes a problem has been developed. Conversely, it can also report when it’s still in operational condition and doesn’t need to be replaced.
Doomsday scenarios aside, rogue AI still presents significant hazards to safety and productivity in the workplace and in public. And researchers are actively developing means of keep artificial intelligence in check.
The US' MegaBots Inc. met Japan's Suidobashi Heavy Industries for the first-ever giant robot duel and gave the world a lesson in engineering, as well as the principles of in-fighting and clinch work in hand-to-hand combat.