Hmm yes saw this on another gadgety site...
Interesting idea, but the jap company seems to have included little to ZERO intelligence from it, there's a vid of it in action and its nowt more than a glorified robot wars RC toy with an odd amount of computing power in it, seemingly dedicated solely to transmitting the webcam signal to another PC and allowing basic remote forward, backwards, side to side motion.
And 2.5 grand! Sod you Japanese company. Lets do some maths - complete Atom systems (including mobo, keyboard, trackpad, LCD screen even) can be had for, maybe £200, lets be cautious and call it £300. couple that with a webcam (£20) , wifi adapter (£20 maybe) quite a few servos (lets say £200 all in considering they're high torque and small), some kind of basic USB based PC to Servo interface (£10 really!) and custom cut metal frame and plasticky bits.
grand total maybe £500, £700 tops, so they're basically charging us about 2 grand on R&D and very basic control software development and all other costs! Meanwhile expecting the 'community' to produce some real intelligence out of the computing power.
Oh how companies rape us simply because they've taken a couple of concepts (I-Sobot and Netbook brains) and bolted them together.