Our robot Sun Devil-RX was featured in various news articles. We have recently shown how machine learning can be used by an autonomous robot to learn how to play basketball. Sun Devil repeatedly shot a ball to the hoop and learned how to refine his motor skills. You can see a video of the learning process in the articles.
ASU Now: https://asunow.asu.edu/20161103-discoveries-asu-robot-teaches-itself-how-shoot-hoops-matter-hours