Researchers at the University of Manchester have developed a theory that could kick-start improvements in the way robots walk.
The project, funded by the EU Commission, was awarded a staggering €4m (approximately £3.5m) and has been trialled in Italy and Ireland along with Stockport, which was the only council chosen in the UK due to its reputation in Europe in the field of dementia.
Some may fear that robots will eventually take over the world, but engineers in Manchester are at least ensuring that our demise will sound spectacular.
While artificial intelligence is making progress in leaps and bounds, Terminator-style robots are still a long way off, according to Manchester University expert Dr Steve Furber.
A Manchester computer science expert says hit TV show, The Big Bang Theory, is not only scientifically accurate but is also a good example of the work real life professors do on a day to day basis.