DARPA developed a robotic platform called ARM to execute certain moves. Developers from public are allowed to write algorithms for the robot that make it perform complex tasks.
The Ballbot robot is an omni-directional, battery-powered robot. It moves by using a urethane-coated ball instead of the traditional wheels or legs found on most robots.
Min Su Kim of Hong IK University developed a humanoid called DONA. It asks for donations from passers-by by being polite and performing different kinds of preprogrammed gestures.
Intel’s HERB is a butler robot designed to help around the home. It has voice recognition and object manipulation capabilities. HERB can even be controlled with an iPhone.
Dr. Hideki Kozima from Japan developed this robot which can interact with kids with autism. It is touch sensitive, reacts to emotions using sound and dances upon hearing music.
University of Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Mellon University developed the Pearl nurse robot. It is a personal and social robot which helps the elderly go about their daily routines.