Nope – Not what you are thinking – I want a real Robot.
I stumbled upon a series of links while browsing for interesting trivia. http://www.robotbooks.com/beam_solar_robot_kits.htm and http://www.xs4all.nl/~sbolt/edz.htm really captivated me.
I know all about Lego MindStorm and some day I will have the complete lot BUT somehow the simplicity design combined with the genius of logic makes these robo bugs more endearing to me.
For example watch the animation how Dizzy evades an obstacle without reversing its motors!!