Niko The Nokia N900-Powered Lego Mindstorms Robot Receives Commands From TwitterS

Twitter's good for a lot of non-passive-aggressive activities, like controlling Lego Mindstorm robots. This time it's not a HTC Hero pulling the shots though—it's one of those ultra-hackable Nokia N900 phones.

Users can tweet special commands to the @N900Niko account, telling Niko the robot to move forward, turn around or even take a photo with the N900 that's mounted on the bot's head. Photos are posted on Twitter in Twitpic form, and while they don't show anything more riveting than a deskchair and wastepaper bin, it's yet another example of people using the N900 for good. Happy Nokia stories make my day. [Make via SlashGear]