Yesterday I found a link to a robot that can catch a ball. I know this doesn’t sound so exciting but it’s actually an impressive feat. It’s a combination of extremely fast software calculating speed and trajectory of a moving object and robotics.
I read a great story recently of a guy who has a roomba robotic vacuum. In an unfortunate combination of events, his dog pooped on the floor before the roomba did its rounds. The result was that the roomba drove over the poop consequentially smearing it across the entire floor.