John Choi's robot is a direct predecessor to lIllI. Alas he abandoned the laser cut design to focus on an amazing 3D printed robot. John also has his own company, called Choitek (http://www.choitek.com), providing robotic solutions for industry and academia. http://www.instructables.com/id/Halley-Ambassador-Robot-001/
By now most people know Sophia from her many public performances. Sophia is a highly articulated humanoid robot developed by Hanson robotics. She has an amazing artificial personality and astonishing facial expressions. And the best: the software is open source!