Mary at The Foundary Makerspace showed me a spectrum of robots that want homes. These are all programmable robots, and some are tablet controlled. Contact Mary Keene through The Foundary’s website or Mary’s Facebook page.
We’ll start with the classroom robot kit made for programming with SolidWorks. It has a programming book as well.
Next is the Bioloid. This is apparently a tournament soccer robot very popular in South Korea.. You control it and program it with a tablet. Programming can be very advanced.
The last one is a faithful Lego NXT kit. This looks like a first generation, but these still work well.