The concepts behind Automata and Robots have been part of ancient mythologies, and have been the stuff of sci-fi books for ages. For a look at some of the latest, cutting-edge research on robots, News Intern Lindsey Kennett visited a special team at MIT.

This segment is part of the Newscast recorded on August 7, 2014.

Correction: The Baxter robot was designed and built by Rethink Robotics, not Barrett Technology.