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By BBC Tomorrow's World team

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  1. See you in Glasgow

    Thanks for watching

    You can get the latest from Tomorrow's World here.

    We'll be back in December for another Tomorrow's World Live from the Glasgow Science Centre.

    In the meantime you can download the latest episodes of the Tomorrow's World podcast.

    Here's a teaser of what to expect.

  2. Why, Robot?

    We've only scraped the surface of the topic tonight

    Science Museum

    We're almost at the end of the show.

    Our fascination with robots goes further back than you might think, as this guide explores.

  3. What happens when robots go bad?

    The Open University

    Rights for robots may still be some way off, but do we need robot laws? Find out more with Dr Tony Hirst from The Open University.

    Bad robot
  4. Self-driving cars: genius or disaster?

    "There's a huge debate to be had" on how driverless cars should operate, says Dr Simon Watson

    Driverless cars raise many ethical conundrums.

    Should they self-sacrifice their passengers to save others? And would anyone buy them if they did?

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    Video caption: Are self-driving cars a wonder of the modern age or a cause for concern?
  5. Do we want machines to make decisions on killing in war?

    Should we be delegating the choice of taking life?

    Artificial intelligence could remove the human element from drone control. What could the consequences be?

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    Video caption: Professor Stuart Russell discusses the potential use of AI drones as deadly weapons.
  6. Do we need robot law?

    British Academy

    "Everything is context dependent", says Dr Sabine Hauert when we talk about ethics and rules for robots.

    As some countries struggle to keep pace with changes in AI and robotics, is it now time to legislate and enforce robot law?

    This talk from the British Academy explores the issue.

  7. Can we teach robots ethics?

    BBC News Magazine

    Our growing reliance on robots means that we trust them with more and more responsibilities.

    There may soon come a point where robots will need an understanding of human ethics in order to make certain decisions.

    This article explores if, and how, we can teach robots ethics.

  8. What rules should we have for robots?

    Answering Gavin's question.

    BBC News Technology

    According to a report published by the Royal Society and the British Academy "Humans should flourish." is the one overarching principle that should govern robots.

    What do you think? Find out more with BBC News Technology.

  9. Why are human-like robots so creepy?

    We're now exploring how robots could become part of our home and family life. Is that a world you can imagine?

    What is it about human-like robots that makes us so uncomfortable? Stephanie Lay explores some popular theories.

    Uncanny Valley cartoon
    Quote Message: The “uncanny valley” is a characteristic dip in emotional response that happens when we encounter an entity that is almost, but not quite, human. from Stephanie Lay The Open University
    Stephanie LayThe Open University
  10. Could it be a good thing if robots take over certain jobs?

    BBC News Technology

    Our panel are optimistic about how robots will fit in to the workplace.

    Robots have been invaluable in clearing up nuclear debris at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant, six years after the tsunami that triggered the nuclear meltdown.

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    Video caption: Click given rare access to the Fukushima site to see decontamination work progressing.
  11. When robots go where humans can’t

    The Royal Society

    Would you trust a robot to perform your surgery? Shared control between humans and robots is making incredible feats possible. What dangerous and difficult roles will we task robots with next?

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    Video caption: The Royal Society explore the difficult and dangerous tasks robots are taking on.
  12. Mechanisation of our lives

    Robots are "getting much closer to being like our bodies", says Professor Andy Miah.

  13. That's handy

    But are robots about to take our jobs?

    This robot can be taught to pick up nearly any kind of object - could it threaten human jobs?

    The Tomorrow's World live panel are debating how our working lives could change.

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    Video caption: The robot that can pick up virtually any object