Dr. Patrice Flynn has recently published an article in Journal of Social Science Studies titled "Using an Autonomous Humanoid Robot as a Pedagogical Platform in the Business Classroom."
If you have ever taken a class with Dr. Flynn, which is something that I really recommend, you are familiar with PARO. A robotic seal that moves at the sound of voices and can adapt based on how it is treated.
The fascination with robots and robotics has been around for centuries and Hollywood has portrayed it even before it became fully possible. If you are interested in learning more about robotics it would be beneficial to you to read Dr. Flynn’s article on what has been going on in the world of artificial intelligence in connection with robotic engineering.