We all know that robots are cool. This is why I must construct at least one robot. I am somewhat familiar with the necessary subjects, but I will definitely be learning. Electronics, and then programming, and all sorts of peripheral subjects. I would probably start with a simple robot, such as a mouse one described in MAKE Magazine. I also have a couple books on building robots. You have to start simple. I’m sure that as I get into it there will be disappointments, but starting out I have mad scientist-like ambitions. I am also interested in home automation and similar subjects. I will need to get some parts together and update with some progress.