Lego wants to unleash the engineer in you with its upcoming Mindstorms NXT Robotics Toolset. Powered by a 32-bit microprocessor that can be programmed via PC/MAC, these robots can take on many forms like the one pictured above. Each kit comes with sound/light/motion sensors that your robot can learn to use once built. Just transfer the data from a computer wirelessly via Bluetooth or USB 2.0. The NXT brick (receiver) supports Bluetooth so your’e able to control the robot with any compatible devices such as cell phones, PDAs, and more. Expect a late August release in the UK, pricing has not yet been set.
“One of the demo robots we came in contact with was a scorpion that scuttled backwards when you put your hand near its face, and whipped you (lightly prodded) with its tail if you tried to touch it.”