Want to build your own robot using the loosest possible definition of "build"? The RoBe:Do Three is a wheeled robot that just needs a netbook to be plugged in to get it rolling.
Simply plop your netbook on the chassis, plug it into the robot via USB, and you're good to go. As for what it can do, well, that's up to you.
All of RoBe:Do's robots can be controlled with a Linux, Mac or Windows PC using various software languages and tools such as C, C++, C#, Flash AS3, Java, .NET, Python, VBScript and Visual Basic to name a few. Three comes with attachment mechanisms to facilitate the addition of USB plug-and-play sensors, I/O controllers, actuators or cases to expand the capabilities of the robot.
The Three is available now for $439. [RoBe:Do via Gizmag]