Baxter the robot came to see us today. He's an interesting fellow. Vaguely humanoid, with a flat screen display that can show a pair of peering eyes and resiliently driven arms that mean he can work alongside humans without inadvertently knocking off heads, poking out eyes etc.
We had a great demo of what he can do, which turns out to be rather a lot. We are looking at involving him in some future research, it would be great if we could get him on the staff at some point.
I'm thinking robot lecturer. Oh yes.