A robot is a machine that is programmed to perform certain tasks autoamtically.
Robots can be humanoid or simply come in the form of robotic arms that are often used in factories. They are at the heart of a societal shift towards automation, such as in factories, hospitals, storehouses, agriculture, the care sector, but also in a domestic context. This page collates DW content on robots.
At the 2019 Running Robots Game in Beijing, 33 teams from around the world showed off their robotic creations. Besides helping robots climb walls and dance, the microchips and algorithms in the robots could soon be a part of machines that will change our daily lives.