Yes, there is such a thing as a robot petting zoo by Chris Morris @FortuneMagazine March 18, 2015, 5:38 AM EDT E-mail Tweet Facebook Google Plus Linkedin Share icons Robots, droids and other forms of artificial intelligence were a recurrent theme in this year’s South by Southwest, spanning dozens of panels. So it really wasn’t that much of a surprise to find a showcase of the technology tucked away on the third floor of the J.W. Marriott hotel. Set up as a petting zoo, the event showcased some robotic legends, who have already proven their worth alongside up and coming technologies that show lots of potential. Here’s a look at some of the most impressive on display.