Scientists at the University of Cambridge have warned against robots intelligence from exceeding humans' intelligence.
Lord Martin Rees, Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge, and the Astronomer Royal, believes robots have two very different roles. 'The first is to operate in locations that humans can't reach, such as the aftermaths of accidents in mines, oil-rigs and nuclear power stations.,' he says.'The second, also deeply unglamorous, is to help elderly or disabled people with everyday life: tying shoelaces, cutting toenails and suchlike.'However, he advocates limiting their intelligence, stopping them doing more advanced jobs.'I think we should ensure that robots remain as no more than 'idiot savants' – lacking the capacity to outwit us, even though they may greatly surpass us in the ability to calculate and process information.'
1. BARMAN: THE MOOD-SENSING BOT THAT WILL MIX YOU A DRINK... AND CAN DETECT IF YOU NEED TO MAKE IT A DOUBLE
The artificially intelligent robot called Monsieur can create thousands of complicated cocktails at the touch of a button
The touchscreen on the robot allows users to browse through the 300-strong cocktail list and choose how strong they want their drink, from 'lightweight' to 'boss'
2. BABYSITTER: THE INTERACTIVE BOT THAT CAN LOOK AFTER CHILDREN
Kibo (pictured), is a robot designed to keep astronauts company in space and is currently undergoing trials. It is expected to eventually be used with children and the elderly
Kibo in the laboratory with its creators. Astronauts aboard the ISS are already taking part in trials with Kibo, which is designed to keep them company in space
3. MUSICIAN: THE ROBOT BAND THAT CAN RECREATE YOUR FAVOURITE SONGS PERFECTLY EVERY TIME
4. CROP-PICKER AND FARM HAND: DROIDS THAT CAN HARVEST GRAPES, ROUND UP CATTLE - AND EVEN KILL
The trundling Wall-Ye robot gets to work picking grapes near Chalon-sur-Saone, France
Wall-Ye draws on tracking technology, artificial intelligence and mapping to move from vine to vine
9. POSTMAN: DRONES THAT KNOW WHAT YOU'VE BOUGHT - AND WILL BEAT YOU HOME WITH IT
Drone delivery may seem a long way off - but everyone from Amazon to UPS is investigating it
Here you can view more information on additional careers which could be taken over by robots.
'I believe we are the inflection point where robotics are going to change everything you know and do,' says Ben Way, author of Jobocalypse, a book about about the rise of the robots, told MailOnline.
The postman drone sounds good. No long waits for packages. I don't think music bots are going to replace humans. The bots need big improvement on sounding like your favorite songs. Somehow I think parents would be leery of leaving children with a robot.