These are very powerful systems, with programmable controllers,
loads of motors and sensors and a really cool graphical programming
tool. At the same time it is surprisingly easy to make these robots.
The kits are available for use for any CSE grad student. If you are interested in borrowing a kit, you should contact Anshuman Gupta (in CSE room 3250) and make a request. You are free to do whatever you want with them, under the condition that you do not destroy and/or lose any of the parts. The loan period is two weeks OR 1 week after another sign-out request has been made (whichever comes first).
Below is a spreadsheet listing who currently has the kits.