Robots are always one of two things: unbelievably adorable, or terrifying, creepy, and ready to take over the world.
Fortunately for you, this is a slideshow of the former. Not all robots will eventually become smart enough to replicate themselves and then decide to eliminate people because of "human error"--plenty of cute and helpful robots, designed to lighten people's moods, are out there. Keepon, for example, is a charming little yellow robot that interacts with children. And the Toyota Violin-Playing Robot uses its musical talents to soothe medical patients. Read on to learn about them and other friendly automatons.