Could you beat a robot at Connect 4?
11 September 2013 Last updated at 12:22 BST
A new research centre in Edinburgh hopes to develop the next generation of robots.
Robotarium has brought together scientists from Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt Universities, backed by more than £6m of UK government funding.
The robots being developed could be used for anything from surgery to security - but could one beat a human at the board game Connect 4?
BBC Scotland's science correspondent Kenneth Macdonald took up the challenge.