Watch: Robots - The Next Wave

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...

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