You can’t expect to learn about robots if you don’t play with one regularly. The Erle-Spider is one of many robots you can use to learn more about the field of robotics. This Ubuntu robot is powered by ROS and features Bluetooth connectivity. It comes with 18 degrees of freedom and a cloud based app store for custom behaviors. The battery life lasts up to 45 minutes.
The robot has an open source design. It comes with a Snappy Ubuntu Core. More information is available on Indiegogo.