06/24/2011 11:20 am ET | Updated Nov 15, 2011

6 Shocking Ways Robots Are Already Becoming Human

We all know the inherent strengths of robots: They do not tire, they do not question and they do not hesitate to crush our babies with their powerful, uncaring metal claws. But we're also well aware of their weaknesses: They cannot feel, cannot emote, cannot create and, perhaps most tragically of all, they cannot love.

That's how we're going to beat them, when the inevitable robot apocalypse descends upon us -- with our humanity. You just can't engineer a soul.

Except you totally can. Scientists have already gotten a running start at it with six robots that are treading all over the formerly exclusive domain of mankind.