The intelligent robot (UBTECH ROBOTICS ALPHA 1S)

One day robots will take over the world. For now, they’re just taking over your living room. The UBTech Robotics Alpha 1S won’t yet bring you a cup of tea or do the washing, but with 16 motors, its movements are amusingly lifelike. It’s an all-singing all-dancing piece of intelligent technology with some seriously impressive moves – it can breakdance, lead you in a bodyweight workout routine or just keep the kids occupied for a few hours, which makes it worth the £400 it costs. The little guy comes with a software program, so you can teach him to do more tricks. (And when you do: milk, no sugar. Thanks.)