It must be getting close to the future, because now we've got customizable robots with sight and everything. In any case, "Hexapod Robot Ready To Conquer Extreme Obstacles" is a really unique video that shows a really cool robot that can be custom built, all for around $880 (which may seem a bit pricey, but still...it's a robot.) To see more pics and discussions about what ti can do, check out this article.
As cool as this is, I kind of gives me the heebie jeebies...I can't help but feel like I've seen this somewhere before......
OH GOD SOMEONE CALL RICHARD DEAN ANDERSON