Puck: My mistress with a monster is in love.
Near to her close and consecrated bower,
While she was in her dull and sleeping hour,
A crew of patches, rude mechanicals,
That work for bread upon Athenian stalls,
Were met together to rehearse a play
Intended for great Theseus' nuptial-day.
And now some really mechanical mechanicals are performing A Midsummer Night's Dream at Texas A&M University. Robots are playing some of the parts -- the article doesn't say which roles, but I'm guessing some of the fairies, since it mentions flying 'bots. It's an experiment of sorts, to see how people react to robots in unusual situations. Interestingly, the robots got kind of banged up, because humans tend to think of robots as indestructible metal monsters rather than delicate machinery.