Just came back from Ignite Boston 9, which is put on by O'Reilly, the Tech Publishing Company. One of the coolest presentations was on Boxie, the Story Gathering Robot:
Imagine a cardboard version of Pixar's Wall-e character, but with added über-cute human voice, and you've got a fair picture of Boxie, Alexander Reben's documentary-video-making robot.
Here is another video:
We sent this robot out to autonomously gather human narrative about its environment. The robot had a specific story capture goal and leveraged humans to attain that goal.