The Force is Awakening at Sphero headquarters with the release of the BB-8 drone.
It's easy for most humans to tell when things 'go' together stylistically, but very hard for robots.
Roboticists have observed robots learning to divide up labour like ants, when allowed to 'evolve' along Darwinian principles.
Bioroboticists have developed a tiny robot that uses water's surface tension to navigate and even leap into the air.
Nasa engineers have designed a concept robot for exploring the thick atmosphere of the gas giant Jupiter, propelled by the energy of its violent windstorms
Mechanical engineers at Vanderbilt University have built a surgical robot equipped with tiny wrists no wider than a needle.