A couple of weeks ago I read Robopocalypse a great science fiction novel by Daniel Wilson. The novel was written as a series of flashbacks about the history of a robot rebellion. The description of robots seemed based on modern research with swarms of robots and the robots learning from biological systems. Daniel has a PhD in robotics.
I am so jealous that he sold the film rights after showing the first 100 pages.
People are now worried that combat robots will be deployed. AI used to be really hyped, but now researchers into AI are more pragmatic, thus making them more dangerous.