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Although it's not really a kit, my friend Andrew Mitchell, VA3WAM, and I have been working on small robots for years. The original project was a ball-bot, which is a cylindrical robot that balances on a ball like a bowling ball, and uses wheels that touch the ball to balance and move. We soon saw that this project was quite challenging, and we backed off to a segway like bot that looks like a cereal box with wheels on the bottom of the small sides. We've been saying that we're just about at the point where it can balance itself for about a year and a half.
Here's a quick summary of current activity:
Status: we're just about at the point where it can balance itself.
More details on github: https://github.com/va3wam/SBS-MARK2