Four teams, representing Facebook, Instructables, Yahoo, and Pandora, have been working on their projects for the past two weeks. They presented their final projects to the Lego-expert judges today.
Lego Mindstorms, programmable robotics kits, have been around for a number of years, but the latest kits, available starting September 1, add support for smartphones and tablets with an iOS or Android app.
The app ecosystem really opens up the EV3 platform, making these serious robotics tools. The app can act both as a remote control and a programming tool. These are Legos like you've never seen before.