Systems that would allow humans and robots to talk to each other, are being developed at a university in Scotland.
Scientists and computer programmers at the University of Aberdeen are working on the plan.
The idea is to enable robots to explain what they plan to do, so humans would understand and could advise them to make sure they don't make mistakes.
It could even mean that humans could have business meetings with robots in the future.
At the moment robots carry out tasks in lots of different businesses and industries, from building cars to looking after railway lines.