Channel 4 is having a season of robot-themed programmes, beginning with petrolhead Guy Martin taking part in a race. Martin attempts to turn his old Ford Transit van into an autonomous vehicle capable of thinking for itself, meeting experts in the field of robotic cars. He then takes to Silverstone in order to compete against the “Roboracer”, becoming the first human to take on a robot-driven car in a race. Who will win in this battle of man versus machine? Guy Martin vs the Robot Car is on Channel 4 at 21.00.