I just saw Jurassic World (yeah, 2 years late) and the Gyrosphere vehicle. Pretty cool, I suppose a PID drive system like Sphero's BB-8 could work on that to stabilize and avoid gerbilling. But keeping that sphere perfectly clean & optically clear might be problemmatic. :)
"When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."
- Pablo Picasso