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100 Kid-Friendly Robot Buddies

From R2D2 to Robot Pets, Technology Can be Friendly and Cute

— February 7, 2013 — Art & Design
When the adorable robot takeover happens, don't say that I didn't warn you! Until then, feel free to exclaim "aww" and "that's so cute" to these kid-friendly bots. Adorable robots don't begin and end with R2D2, Bender and WALL-E. There are tons of creative people who are bringing the cute factor to robotic design.

From robotic puppy outfits to plushy robots and even badass robots busting a move, the future is friendly. Some of these designs are purely for visual purposes, while others, such as the language-learning droid or the toilet paper-dispensing robot, have an actual useful purpose aside from making your heart melt -- or at least, that's what the cute robot overlords want you to think.
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Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
99
Interactively Playful Robots
Interactively Playful Robots
Disney Develops Robot to Interact with Theme Park Guests
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98
Floating Mascot Advertisements
Floating Mascot Advertisements
AT&T Finds a Simple Way to Advertise the Waterproof Android Tablet
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97
Personalized Robot Portraits
Personalized Robot Portraits
Ben Rollman Will Turn Any Picture into Your Own Personal I, Robot
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96
Self-Sustaining Cyborg Fish
Self-Sustaining Cyborg Fish
The Robotic Jellyfish 'Robojelly' Lives Underwater Forever
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95
Toy-Inspired Morphing Vehicles
Toy-Inspired Morphing Vehicles
This Real-Life Transformer is an Action Figure for Adults
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94
Rechargeable Robotic Butlers
Rechargeable Robotic Butlers
The MKR-003 Robot is a Mechanical Delivery Boy
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93
Robotic Bumper Cars
Robotic Bumper Cars
The Bionic Bopper Car Lets Users Duke it Out Safely
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92
Robot Explorer Jewelry
Robot Explorer Jewelry
The Curiosity Rover Pendant by Samantha Press Celebrates Space Endeavors
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91
Sensational Cinematic Robots
Sensational Cinematic Robots
Real Life Wall-E is the Battery Powered Version of the Pixar Classic
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90
Uncanny Valley Androids
Uncanny Valley Androids
The Hasegawa Bot Learns, Thinks and Behaves Like a HumanBeing
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89
Dancing Smartphone Cyborgs
Dancing Smartphone Cyborgs
The 'Shimi' Music Robot is Interactive and Intelligent
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88
Programmed Robotic Performances
Programmed Robotic Performances
The NAO Robot 'Evolution Of Dance' Video is Cute and Informative
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87
Robotic Rap Dancers
Robotic Rap Dancers
Dance Party Robot Brings the Party to San Francisco
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86
Robotic Wine Toppers
Robotic Wine Toppers
The R2-D2 Bottle Stopper Makes the Perfect Intergalactic Gift
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85
Sychronized Dancing Robots
Sychronized Dancing Robots
DIY Dancing Bots by Bioloid Bust a Mechanical Move
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84
Robotic Penitentiary Patrols
Robotic Penitentiary Patrols
South Korean Jail Running Trials on Use of Robot Prison Guards
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83
Language Learning Droids
Language Learning Droids
The iCub DeeChee Develops Vocabulary by Interacting With Humans
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82
Robotic Personal Assistants
Robotic Personal Assistants
The KOMPAI Robot Helps the Elderly with Everyday Tasks
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81
Robot Gaming Pups
Robot Gaming Pups
The Wappy Dog Game Lets You Raise a Virtual Pup in Real-Life
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80
Personified Metal Toys
Personified Metal Toys
Nono Muak's Glambots are Chic Robot Characters
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79
Robot Punchbags
Robot Punchbags
Punchbag Pro Adds Fun to your Daily Workout
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78
Mind-Controlled Robots
Mind-Controlled Robots
Tirosh Shapira Makes Robot Move By Just Thinking About It
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77
Talking Twitter Notifiers
Talking Twitter Notifiers
Have Your Tweets Read by the Charatter Bear
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76
Life-Like Robo Fish
Life-Like Robo Fish
These Robotic Fish Made Their Debut at the 2012 Tokyo Toy Show
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75
Surburb-Smashing Robots
Surburb-Smashing Robots
The CV08 by Andrew Maynard Gobbles Up Cities and Leaves Green Spaces
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74
Revamped Robotic Birds
Revamped Robotic Birds
Hasbro Makes Over the Iconic Furby Toy for the Digital Era
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73
Robotic Spice Containers
Robotic Spice Containers
Marc Owens' Salt & Pepper 'Bots Make Passing the Salt a Thing of the Past
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72
Dietary Coaching Bots
Dietary Coaching Bots
Autom Will Guide Users Through a Healthier Lifestyle
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71
Seafaring Security Cyborgs
Seafaring Security Cyborgs
The BIOSwimmer is an Autonomous Techno Tuna that Detects Bombs
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70
Smartphone Robot Plushies
Smartphone Robot Plushies
Turn Your Phone into a Toy with the Ubooly iPhone/iPod Interactive Pet
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69
Expressive Phone App Robots
Expressive Phone App Robots
The Romo Personal Robot Fulfills the Promise of Science Fiction
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68
Dementia Aid Robots
Dementia Aid Robots
Masayoshi Kano's Babyloid Resembles a Real Human Baby
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67
Emotion-Riddled Androids
Emotion-Riddled Androids
The Meka Robot Will Comfort and Care for the Elderly
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66
Real-Life Animated Characters
Real-Life Animated Characters
Mike Sienna Creates a Working WALL-E Robot
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65
Vocabulary-Building Robots
Vocabulary-Building Robots
Kibot is a New Electronic Pet That Boosts Kids' Education
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64
Move-Busting Cyborgs
Move-Busting Cyborgs
The Gangnam Style CHARLI-2 Robot Rocks the Dance Floor
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63
Luxury Candy Droids
Luxury Candy Droids
The World's Most Expensive Jelly Robot is Waiting to be Found
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62
Smartphone-Controlled Fake Pets
Smartphone-Controlled Fake Pets
The OMNIBOT i-SODOG Lets You Raise a Dog via Your iPhone
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61
Robotic Birthing Birds
Robotic Birthing Birds
The Penbo Loveable Penguin Births a Baby
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60
Android Torch Bearers
Android Torch Bearers
iCub is Nominated to Carry the Olympic Torch in the 2012 Games
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59
Festive Cyborg Adverts
Festive Cyborg Adverts
Galaxy Xmas Hugs Shows the Heartwarming Side of Robots
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58
Motivational Fitness Robots
Motivational Fitness Robots
This Personal Trainer Robot Named Autom Encourages Healthy Habits
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57
Personal Female Androids
Personal Female Androids
Luna the Robot by RoboDynamics Makes Domesticated Work Easy
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56
Adorable Cartoon Playthings
Adorable Cartoon Playthings
The Futurama Mini Figure Set Shows the Cuter Side of the Cartoon Show
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55
Battery-Operated Canine Companions
Battery-Operated Canine Companions
The Go-Go Dog Pal Gives Pooches Something to Chase
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54
Robotic Kitchen Helpers
Robotic Kitchen Helpers
The Armar-III is a Self-Learning Household Helper
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53
Robotic Aquatic Creatures
Robotic Aquatic Creatures
The Robofish by Takara Tomy Makes Owning a Pet Super Low Maintenance
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52
Blinking Eyeball Jewelry
Blinking Eyeball Jewelry
The PYGMY Robot Ring Expresses Emotion and Enhances Interactions
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51
Underachieving Robot Renderings
Underachieving Robot Renderings
Lunchbreath Illustrates Humorous Comics Based on AT-AT Puns
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50
Mechanical Lavatory Servants
Mechanical Lavatory Servants
The Airyusha Robotan TP Holder Offers Assistance When Nature Calls
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49
Tin Man Shelving
Tin Man Shelving
The Robox by Fabio Novembre is Adorably Geeky
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48
Robotic Coffee Keepers
Robotic Coffee Keepers
The R2-D2 Coffee Mug is Perfect for Star Wars Super-Fans
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47
Creative Cyborg Illuminators
Creative Cyborg Illuminators
The Talbotics 'Robot Night Lights are' Crafted from Re-Purposed Junk
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46
Japanese Talking Toy Puppies
Japanese Talking Toy Puppies
The 'Keitai Wanko' Interactive Puppy Communicates with a Fake Phone
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45
Fluffy Robotic Toys
Fluffy Robotic Toys
The Tandars Interactive Pet Monkey Will Keep Your Child Occupied
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44
Robotic Restaurant Servers
Robotic Restaurant Servers
The Harbin, Heilongjiang Robot Restaurant in China is the Future
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43
Sci-Fi Robot Cups
Sci-Fi Robot Cups
The Star Wars C-3PO Mug is a Great Gift for Geeks
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42
3D Sand-Spraying Droids
3D Sand-Spraying Droids
The Stone Spray Robot Creates Intricate Castles
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41
Single Line Sci-Fi Drawings
Single Line Sci-Fi Drawings
Sam Hallows Makes Star Wars Even More Epic Than It Already Was
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40
Talking Stuffed Animals
Talking Stuffed Animals
These Fujitsu Robotic Teddy Bears Interact with Humans
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39
Interactive Sentient Jewelry
Interactive Sentient Jewelry
Keio University Wearable Robot Rings are Gloriously Geeky
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38
Cartoon Creator Figurines
Cartoon Creator Figurines
The Kidrobot Matt Groening Vinyl Toy Pays Homage an American Icon
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37
Badass Robot Riot Police
Badass Robot Riot Police
The new MAD Kidriot Robot Series Shows Battle-Ready Toy Robots
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36
Mini Robot Lighting
Mini Robot Lighting
The Craft System Lamps Collection is like One Big Happy Family
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35
Pet Robots
Pet Robots
'Sakadachi Nian-Chan' by SegaToys is Much Like Getting a Real Cat
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34
Lonely Robot Lunchboxes
Lonely Robot Lunchboxes
The Wall-E Lunchbox is Pixar-Perfect
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33
Crochet Beer-Chugging Robots
Crochet Beer-Chugging Robots
Baby Bender Shows the Cuter Side of the Foul-Mouthed Droid
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32
Mechanical Cleaning Critter
Mechanical Cleaning Critter
The Scorio Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Looks Alive
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31
Robotic Phone Holders
Robotic Phone Holders
The Foxjail Robot Smartphone Stand Languidly Supports Your iPhone
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30
Toytastic Robot Cameras
Toytastic Robot Cameras
The Special Edition Pentax K-r Kore Janai Robo Model DSLR
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29
Retro Robot Renderings
Retro Robot Renderings
Anand Mistry Illustrates Mechanical Humanoids with a Vintage Aesthetic
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28
Robust Rescue Robots (UPDATE)
Robust Rescue Robots (UPDATE)
The Vecna Robotics 'BEAR' Packs on More Power
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27
Controllable Balloon Robots
Controllable Balloon Robots
The Inflatable R2D2 is Fun for Sci-Fi Fans
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26
Robotic Booze Containers
Robotic Booze Containers
The R2D2 Sci-Fi Flask is Epically Out of This World
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25
Cute Electronic Bunnies
Cute Electronic Bunnies
Make the Karotz Smart Rabbit Your Robotic Pet
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24
Infantile Sci-Fi Characters
Infantile Sci-Fi Characters
Sarah Allen Depicts Star Wars Icons as Adorable Babies
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23
Celebrity Cyborg Posters
Celebrity Cyborg Posters
The Daniel Nyari Famous Robots Poster Feature all your Favorites
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22
Emotion-Teaching Playthings
Emotion-Teaching Playthings
Plan Toys' Build-A-Robot Targets Children with Autism
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21
Sugary Key Ring Accents
Sugary Key Ring Accents
These Yummy Dessert Keychains Will Tease and Tempt Your Sweet Tooth
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20
Sci-Fi Robot Safes
Sci-Fi Robot Safes
Protect Your Valuables with the Star Wars R2D2 Smart Safe
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19
Cyborg Supply Holders
Cyborg Supply Holders
The Robot Desk Organizer Keeps Little Items on Hand
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18
Robot DVD Cases
Robot DVD Cases
Futurama: The Complete Collection Comes Packed Inside Bender's Skull
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17
Profane Plastic Robots
Profane Plastic Robots
The Talking Bender Action Figure Tells it Like it Is
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16
Sci-Fi Robot Time Tellers
Sci-Fi Robot Time Tellers
The R2D2 Alarm Clock Projects the Time onto a Nearby Surface
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15
Geeky Pooch Ensembles
Geeky Pooch Ensembles
The AT-AT Dog Costume Shows Off Your Pup's Love for Star Wars
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14
DIY Robot Cleaners
DIY Robot Cleaners
TheCorpora 'Q.bo' Can Keep Any House Tidy
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13
Robot Love Photography
Robot Love Photography
Maurizio Fantini's Cyber Glam Series is Futuristically Fierce
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12
Digital iPhone Dogs
Digital iPhone Dogs
The Bandai SmartPet Transforms a Smart Phone into a Loveable Companion
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11
Kitty Body Art Comics
Kitty Body Art Comics
‘Tattoos Are Like Cats' Shows Similarities Between Cats and Tatt
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10
Real Robot Pals
Real Robot Pals
Adorable Sculptures by Mike Rivamonte Depict Wall-E-esque Buddies
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9
Expressive Suitcase Stickers
Expressive Suitcase Stickers
MUJI Ojokeesu Gives Your Luggage a Bit of Life
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8
Playful Promotional Branding
Playful Promotional Branding
The Adidas N30 Neo Robot is Both Toy and Tech Accessory
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7
Cute Functional Minibots
Cute Functional Minibots
Bronze Kinetic Robots from Monocomplex are Adult Toys
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6
Game Boy Robots
Game Boy Robots
The Game Boy LEGO Transformer is Any Geek's Triple Threat Combo
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5
Customized Robotic Cork Toys
Customized Robotic Cork Toys
Turn Your Old Wine Corks into Robotic Buddies with The Corkers Set
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4
Pixar Laptop Decals
Pixar Laptop Decals
These Wall-E and Eva Decals Give Your Laptop Some Personality
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3
Upcycled Functional Robot Sculptures
Upcycled Functional Robot Sculptures
The Joseph Drust Steampunk Minions Perform Simple Tasks
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2
Delectable Robot Desserts
Delectable Robot Desserts
'Yumbots' Cupcake Molds are Cutesy and Trouble-Free
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1
Hipster Sci-Fi Helmets
Hipster Sci-Fi Helmets
'Mustache Wars' Incorporates Facial Hair Onto George Lucas Characters
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