Programming hobby robots from a computer is far from new, but what if the robot was the computer? Powered by a 1.6GHz Atom Z530 processor, Robovie-PC runs Windows or Linux, and comes pre-assembled with 20 degrees of super-expensive programmable maneuverability.
OmniZero.9 transforms from a two-wheel scooter into bipedal humanoid form to carry its creator. And as you'll see in these videos, it also robo-bitch slaps smaller robots. Bully!
Although it's not a Roomba in the sense that it can clean up your junk, this Japanese Beauto robot can be programmed just like a Roomba. It comes as a DIY kit from Japanese robot maker VStone, which includes the connectors and software to design the robot's behavior. The Beauto is similar to Lego Mindstorms in that…