Nissan EPORO

These little robots debuted in 2013 but we recently ran across them while researching mobility systems of the future. These Nissan EPORO robots are inspired by the movements of group animals and will serve to help car engineers reduce car injuries and fatalities. With eyes like bumblebees and movements like swarms of fish, the EPORO is breaking new ground in understanding how robot cars can interact in safe ways.

And yes, they do remind us a little of another little robot, perhaps one of the most famous little robots in the world...R2D2.