In this Ignite talk, social roboticist Heather Knight talks about her work at JPL. The talk feels a bit rushed, but you can explore more about the projects she mentions at her website (link below).
From MAKE magazine:
In MAKE, Volume 19: Robots, Rovers, and Drones, learn how to make a model plane with an autopilot and a built-in robot brain. We’ll also show you how to make a comfortable chair and footstool out of a single sheet of plywood, a bicyclist’s vest that shows how fast you’re going, and projects that introduce you to servomotors. All this, and plenty more, in MAKE, Volume 19! If you’re a subscriber, your copy should be shipping in the next few days; newsstand date is August 18th.