A few groups are working hard to think differently about how we interact with robots. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has a ground breaking department called the MIT Media lab, Personal Robotics Group which creates very innovative and often strange interactive robots.
For those who don’t know it, MIT Media Lab had a hand in developing Mindstorms for Lego (Ref Wikipedia). Knowing how much MIT has done for the Mindstorms community, I often check out their page. I think “Let’s see what they are doing for me now!” I recommend getting into this page and looking around and watching some videos. You will say to yourself “why are they doing that???” and “that’s just odd!!”, but I guarantee you will see something that will certainly inspire you.