Robots are increasingly becoming a backbone of the modern world.
We’ve seen them in films like Terminator, RoboCop and I, Robot. It could even be said that a very small one lives inside our mobile phones.
One day they may even drive our cars and help us around the house.
The University of Lincoln’s School of Computer Science is taking part in the craze.
It has produced several robots of various sizes and is using them across the county, including as tour guides in the Collection Museum.
To find out more about our metal friends, I spoke to the School’s Doctor Marc Hanheide and their robot Linda, so click listen to find out more.