The world of robots

Riding a bike to bartending, what can't an innovative robot do?

  • A team member shoves an LS 3 robot that was galloping off course, back on track, during demonstration in Homestead, Florida Thomas White Reuters

  • Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot takes on an irregular surface in this terrain negotiation exercise in Homestead, Florida Chris Helgren Reuters

  • Boston Dynamics' Atlas, a high-mobility, humanoid robot, takes on irregular surface in this terrain negotiation exercise in Florida Chris Helgren Reuters

  • A booth staff of French company Aldebaran Robotics communicates with its humanoid robot NAO at the International Robot Exhibition 2013 in Tokyo Nadhirah Kamarudin Reuters

  • An engineer makes an adjustment to "The Incredible Bionic Man" at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington Clarissa Cavalheiro Thomson Reuters

  • A Scout robot holds a grenade during an anti-terrorism exercise in Rio de Janeiro Hazliza Hazlan Reuters

  • Murata Manufacturing Co Ltd's bicycle-riding robot "Murata Seisaku-kun" demostrates its performance at its booth at CEATEC JAPAN 2013 in Chiba India online India Online Reuters

  • Chinese inventor Tao controls his self-made humanoid robot with a remote controller as he poses with it at his house in Beijing Clarissa Cavalheiro Thomson Reuters

  • A Christie's employee poses with Cygan, a giant robot made by Italian engineer Piero Fiorito in 1957, at Christie's in London Nadhirah Kamarudin Reuters

  • Humanoid robot bartender "Carl" pours a spirit into the cocktail shaker of a bartender to prepare a drink for a guest at the Robots Bar and Lounge in Illmenau Yuanlin Koh Reuters

  • Humanoid communication robot Kirobo moves during its unveiling in Tokyo Kumutha Kumanan Reuters

  • Members of the robot rock band Z-Machines perform during the band's debut live concert in Tokyo Candida Ng Reuters

  • Dominik Brumm of the Artificial Lab of the University of Zuerich looks at the humanoid robot ROBOY during a media presentation in Zurich Hazliza Hazlan Reuters

  • Robots deliver dishes to customers at a Robot Restaurant in Harbin JaShong King Reuters

  • A man takes a picture of a giant "Kuratas" robot at an exhibition in Tokyo India online India Online Reuters

  • A 3.6 metre-high custom-made female robot is pictured at the newly opened "Robot Restaurant" in Tokyo India online India Online Reuters

  • Honda Motor Co's Asimo humanoid robot pours a drink into a cup at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show India online India Online Reuters

  • Panasonic's "Evolta" swim robot, powered by the company's Evolta rechargeable batteries, is demonstrated in Tokyo India online India Online Reuters