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Style List: 30 robotic pick-me-ups

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 We’ve saved you the stress of heading to the shops - simply click on an item in the gallery below, and shop the full list from the comfort of your computer.

Space Race

Build a UFO with Binary Bot’s clever coding pack and BBC micro:bit computer. 

£39.99, binarybots.co.uk

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First Timers

The more you play with Tinkerbots’ My First Robot, the more its personality develops.

£120, robotshop.com

Electro Clash

Make music on the go with your very own programmable mini synthesizer. 

£60, designmuseumshop.com

Young At Heart

Designed for babies, this Sensory Discovery Robot from B Kids is noisy and educational: win-win.

£12.99, argos.co.uk

Pet Project

Yukai Engineering is crowdsourcing Qoobo – a pillow with a wagging tail like a pet.

from £66, kickstarter.com

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Jurassic World

No pets allowed? The WoWee MiPosaur Trackball Robot should sort you out. 

£96, gearbest.com

Short Circuit 

Learn to code with the Astrobot Jimu Kit – designed for kids, but adults will love it, too.

£189, apple.com

And Relax

WheeMe is a hand-sized robot that will massage aching back muscles without losing its grip.

£48, robotshop.com

Eye Roll

Control Sphero’s Mini robot and play games using facial expressions or try your hand at coding.

£49.99, amazon.co.uk

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Little Wonder

The Dyson 360 Eye is the only robot vacuum cleaner that can ‘see’ to map its position.

£799.99, dyson.co.uk

Learning Curve

The Dash Robot’s personality develops via interaction – and it sings and dances.

 £154.99, robotshop.com

Creepy Crawly 

Scarab, a ‘mechanical beetle’, skitters around on six angled legs. Not for the faint-hearted.

£10, hexbug.com

Sky’s The Limit

Attach the included Parrot Cockpitglasses 2 to the Mambo FPV drone for a bird’s eye view as it flies. 

£159, very.co.uk

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Clown Around

The Nemo Robo Fish swimming toy is water-activated. Pop him in a tank and watch him go. 

£12, hawkin.com

Box Fresh

Danboard, a character in manga series Yotsuba&!, has been turned into a robot by V-Stone.

£881, japantrendshop.com

Raise The Alarm 

Press the snooze button on Clocky and he wheels away, so you have to get up.

£40, suck.uk.com

Build Your Own

Meccano’s Meccanoid G15KS Robot Kit learns movements and records sounds.

£200, sciencemuseumshop.co.uk

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Home Help

Coming in May 2018, Olly is the world’s first domestic robot to adapt to your specific needs

£409, indiegogo.com

Warming Up

Nest’s thermostat learns your ideal room temperature and turns off when you’re away.

£219, selfridges.com

Back Hand

Perfect your ping pong with a Joola Buddy V300, which serves 20-70 balls a minute.

£180, sport-thieme.co.uk

Fine Print

Formlabs’ Form 2 is the most advanced industrial-quality desktop 3D printer out there.

£3,478, formlabs.com

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Screen Wipe 

Clean your smartphone and tablet screens with this cute, bright Auto Mee S. 

£17, japantrendshop.com

Creative Minds

Blow your mind with the Polaroid Play 3D Pen – build sculptures with layer upon layer of plastic ‘ink’.

£29.99, cassart.co.uk

Moving Times

The Sony BRC-X1000 4K robotic camera is designed for remote live broadcasts.

£9,571.49, cvp.com

Rebel Alliance 

The droid you’re looking for: R2-D2 simulates holograms from Star Wars scenes. 

£129.99, disneystore.co.uk

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Block Party

With five models including a cat, Lego’s Boost Creative Toolbox will light up minds.

£149, shop.lego.com

Waste Not

Recycle drinks cans into robots with a Great Gizmo Tin Can Robot set.

£12.99, brightminds.co.uk

Task Master

Get moving with this AI personal trainer from Vi, which gives live feedback on your workout.

£143, amazon.co.uk

Driving Force

Write your code, transfer from your laptop et voilà: the Micro Bot will leap into action.

£39.99, techwillsaveus.com