Robotics Science
CotBots will sense your space and dial home about it

The “CotsBots” are inexpensive, modular mobile robots created from off-the-shelf components. The bots are “meant as a platform to investigate algorithms, cooperation, and distributed sensing in large robot networks.” Each bot includes built in radio communication, and are written in TinyOS, an open source system for large-scale distributed sensor networks. Pretty cool idea that we hope to see proliferating around curriculums soon.