2018's Biggest Stories In Robotics and A.I.: Closing the Gap Between Man and Machine

For robots and artificial intelligence to continue making life easier for humans, they’ll have to learn how to master increasingly human-like skills, from learning how to dress oneself to how to crack jokes, create works of art, or determine whether someone seems happy or sad. For the last few weeks of 2018, we’re counting down all the eeriest ways that technologists were able to shrink the gap between man and machine with a look back at the year’s most memorable stories in robotics and A.I.