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A toy robot

Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics

Disenchantment with a fear-fuelled interpretation of science prompted Isaac Asimov to author the Three Laws of Robotics. Do they still hold up today?

Synth ‘Anita’ (played by Gemma Chan)

The real problem in designing robots that can read emotions is understanding humans.

Mammoth in the Mars Yard at the Powerhouse museum in Sydney

We visit the largest civilian field robotics and intelligent systems group in the world, the Australian Centre for Field Robotics at Sydney University, to see what autonomous machines can do to make people’s lives easier, and what the future holds.

R2D2 droid from Star Wars

Man, meet machine. E&T investigates the tricks that make it easier for us humans to deal with robots that look like objects.

About the magazine
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About E&T magazine

E&T is the IET's award-winning monthly magazine and associated website for professional engineers, with a circulation of approximately 150,000. It covers all areas of engineering and technology through exclusive news, features, analysis, announcements and job adverts. 

The scope of E&T’s coverage is highly varied and broad and is aimed at professionals working in all areas of engineering and technology, including the key industry sectors of the built environment, design and production, energy, information and communications, and transport.

Its award-winning content is available in print, online and on iPad. Members can access the iPad editions free of charge. Single issues or an annual subscription can be purchased by non IET members in Apple's App Store.

E&T is published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology for its members through the wholly owned subsidiary IET Services. The magazine is editorially independent of the institution and the views expressed in it do not necessarily reflect those of its editors or publishers.

More information on how to contact the editors, advertise in E&T or subscribe to the magazine is available on this website.

The magazine and its journalists have enjoyed success in media industry awards in recent years.

E&T magazine and E&T online

Shortlisted, Digital Product of the Year (E&T Online) and Membership Magazine of the Year, PPA Independent Publisher Awards 2014
Shortlisted, Business magazine of the Year, BSME 2014

Dickon Ross, Editor-in-chief

Shortlisted, Editor of the year, PPA Independent Publisher Awards 2014
Shortlisted, Editor of the year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2012
Winner, Editor of the year, Business and Professional Magazines (non-weekly), BSME Awards 2011
Shortlisted, Editor of the year, Business and Professional Magazines (non-weekly), BSME Awards 2009
Winner, Editor of the year, Business and Professional Magazines (non-weekly), BSME Awards 2008
Runner up, Editor-in-Chief Best Single Issue, TABPI: Trade Association Business Publications International (‘Tabbie’) awards 2010
Gold award, Editor-in-Chief, Best Special Section [for the Undergound Issue], TABPI Awards 2010

Vitali Vitaliev, Features editor

Bronze award, Best Regular Column, Vitali Vitaliev, TABBIES 2014
Shortlisted, Columnist of the year, Business Media (for ‘After All’ column), PPA Awards 2011 
Highly Commended, Columnist of the Year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2009

John Rooney, Chief designer

Honourable mention, Best digital front cover, TABBIES 2014
Shortlisted, Digital art director 2014 (Tablet edition), BSME Rising Stars 2014
Shortlisted, Art director of the year (Business), BSME Rising Stars, 2013
Shortlisted, Designer of the Year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2012
Shortlisted, Art director of the year (Business), Business and Professional Magazines (non-weekly), 2011
Highly Commended, Designer of the Year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2009
Bronze Award, front cover, Illustration, TABPI Awards 2010
The Design Team, Honorable Mention, Contents Page, TABPI Awards 2010

Aasha Bodhani, Engineering features editor

Shortlisted, Best Overall Information Security Feature Article of the Year, ‘Securing the Sale’, BT Security Journalism Awards 2014
Winner, Best Overall Feature Article of the Year, BT Security Journalism Awards 2013

Justin Pollard (freelance journalist)

For Eccentric Engineer column
Winner, Columnist of the year, PPA Independent Publisher Awards 2014
Shortlisted, Columnist of the Year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2012
Shortlisted, Columnist of the Year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2010
Shortlisted, Columnist of the Year, Magazine Design and Journalism Awards 2008

Chris Titley (freelance journalist)

Silver Winner, Best Feature Article, TABPI Awards 2010

Mark Harris (freelance journalist)

Gold Award, Technical Article, TABPI Awards 2010

Amy Spurling (freelance journalist)

Silver Award, Focus / Profile Article, TABPI Awards 2010

Popular articles
Air-conditioning of London Underground - reality or dream?
E&T analyses logistics, priorities and engineering solutions of installing air-conditioners in London Underground.

Whatever happened to Broadband over Power Line?
It looked like a meeting of technologies that promised much in principle, but the marriage of high-speed data and mains electricity supply has proved to be a challenge too far for the engineers hoping to channel broadband over power lines.

G’day, Robots! Field robotics research in Australia
We visit the largest civilian field robotics and intelligent systems group in the world, the Australian Centre for Field Robotics at Sydney University, to see what autonomous machines can do to make people’s lives easier, and what the future holds.

 
Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics
Disenchantment with a fear-fuelled interpretation of science prompted Isaac Asimov to author the Three Laws of Robotics. Do they still hold up today?

Jurassic World science: can we clone dinosaurs?
Genetic engineers are working to restore extinct species to life, but doing so involves solving a massive jigsaw puzzle with missing pieces.

The science of predicting football results
A statistician explains some mathematical models behind predicting results of international soccer games and risks his reputation by trying to guess the winners of the 2010 World Cup.