Roboto font has a dual nature: Roboto and Roboto Slab. Roboto font family has a mechanical skeleton and the forms are largely geometric. At the same time Roboto font family can feature both friendly and open curves.
While some grotesks distort their letterforms to force a rigid rhythm, Roboto doesn’t compromise, allowing letters to be settled into their natural width.
This makes for a more natural reading rhythm more commonly found in humanist and serif types.
Roboto Slab font family can be used alongside the normal Roboto family and the Roboto Condensed family.