Robo Builder is selling this Robot building kit for around $840 which allows the user to build a robot in any of 4 or more configurations, as normal robot, spider, dog or car configurations, and then program it's movements and it has some sensors too. It takes in average 1 hour to build it for the consumer.
At the Singularity University in Silicon Valley, 80 students in 2010 (picked out of 1600 worldwide applicants) study futures, law, finance, networks, biotechnology, nanotechnology, medicine, robotics, energy and space to prepare for that point of singularity when artificial intelligence meets human intelligence.
This is a robot system based on the Marvell Armada plug computer system. Find out more at http://revolution-robotics.com