25 best real robots

Who needs R2-D2? These are our favourite plastic pals that are fun to be with

Aldebaran Robotics Nao

Someone call Asimov. The Nao is capable of lying, according to this video clip in which he bins his mate’s rubber duck, then denies all knowledge. In a more edifying turn, he’s also the robot of choice for the Robot Soccer World Cup (or Robocup), a mantle Nao took over from Sony’s Aibo in 2007.