25 best real robots

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


CB2 is short for “child-robot with biometric body”, and was built to simulate child development, in order to better understand the process by which an infant learns. It’s capable of realistic movement and vocalisation, sense via sight, sound and touch, and has a full set of soft, human-like skin. And it’s almost adult-sized, so basically it’s a huge creepy robot baby. Someone get Haley Joel Osment on the phone.