Robots are going to do many things for us in the future, including cooking our food, watering our plants, and delivering foods. Want to build your own? John Choi’s Multipurpose Mobile Manipulator Robotics Platform might help. It is all about building a robot capable of performing tasks around the house.
You are going to need a laptop computer, Arduino Mega board, motor drivers, rangefinders, computer fans, and a few other parts to complete this project. More information is available on Instructables.