The robots using cloud technology to learn new skills
28 January 2014 Last updated at 12:20 GMT
The latest generation of robots often lead a solitary existence - they all look different, are made by different universities and research departments and talk different languages.
But a four-year long project, called RoboEarth, is hoping to change this by creating a world wide web for robots to learn, share information and communicate with each other.
BBC Click's Lara Lewington reports.