Watch: Newsround's robot week
They can walk, they can talk, and may soon be thinking for themselves.
The way we work, play and live with robots is changing.
In a special series Ricky travels the country meeting the robots of the future and the scientists working on them.
From spending a night in a robot house to getting a brain scan, Ricky finds out how and why our relationship with robots is changing, fast.
Check out his first report here...