"The Mobile Robot Programming Lab (MRPL) at Carnegie Mellon
University's Robotics Institute has published the first in a
planned series of open, educational robotics designs. The
Linux-based 'Qwerkbot' can be built in two hours from detailed
online instructions, at a cost of $550, the Lab says.
"The Qwerkbot was developed by an MRPL project called
'Telepresence Robot Kit,' or TeRK for short. The TeRK Project and
the Qwerkbot design were unveiled at a 'Science Foo' camp held at
Google's 'GooglePlex' headquarters August 11-12..."