I was at a trade show last year and, you know how they love gimmicks to get people to visit their stands, there was a robot wandering around. It was a conical shape for stability, stood about 3ft in height, and had a goofy, inanimate, robotic face. It's talent was moving in front of someone walking along the front of the booths and trying to open a conversation. Most people stepped around it, looking down with disdain. It was not AI, as it was remotely controlled, and had a real person speaking from its speaker and observing the target visitor. The funniest thing about this was the expressions on people's faces as they tried to get past the obstruction it caused. One other funny thing I heard about, although I didn't witness: Some of the other booth managers were fed up with this thing distracting show visitors, so they'd make use of the tape which held down the carpeting by lifting it slightly, and when the robot went over the carpet it picked up the tape which wrapped around its wheels, resulting in the robot becoming stuck. I did witness it on its side with suited gents untangling the duct tape. Which if you know that tape, it's very, very sticky. hehehe
This gimmick was out of place, and would have done better at a kids consumer show, not a business-to-business show.
The moral of the story is how to best use robotics and AI.