Isaac Asimov once said, "Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is." An interesting opinion, but what if it applied to...robots? Roboearth is a database of robot experiences that can be shared with other robots. The Roboearth API gives developers access to the data stored on a cloud. Through the API you can search for "action recipes", environments, even individual robots connected to the network.
What if you published ground-breaking research. Would anybody notice? How would you know they noticed? Such questions aren't just for the narcissistic mad scientists among us. What if you funded the research? You'd want to know the impact. Altmetric tracks "article level mentions". These metrics are defined by the Public Library of Science (PLOS) as measuring usage, citations, social bookmarking and activity, media coverage (including blogs), ratings and discussion activity. The Altmetric API provides access to its metrics that are derived from its database of over 300,000 articles and over 8,000 journals.
The BioGRID API is a RESTful API using XML and HTML to access over 35,000 articles that document over 550,000 raw protein and genetic interactions. The API webpage gives 9 examples of interactions returned as results, including for the human MDM2 gene and between S. cerevisiae CDC27, APC1 and APC2.