25 best real robots

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

Husqvarna Automower Solar Hybrid

This lawnmower robot will keep your bowling green neatly clipped at all times (what d'you mean, you don't have one?). It'll putter about over half an acre trimming back the grass, and because it's solar powered it keeps your garden green in all senses of the word. At US3000, a clean conscience doesn't come cheap, though.