Getting started with a robot project is itself a challenge, as one first has to make some preliminary decisions about what to build. This page collects various other wiki pages that describe various aspects of robots that might help you make up your mind about what to build.
In particular, the following are quite helpful:
- David Anderson's Build Sequence, describes step by step a way to get yourself to a functional robot
- Chris N's Capability Levels, describes a sequence of capabilities you can set as goals for your robot
- and to help with your sense of budget (i.e., scale), there's Robot Weight Classes
Here's a large collection of resources listed as "robotics coursework" (on github).
See also: Robot Design
Has Tag of "Getting Started"#
PID Rug Bump Challenge
Robot Operating Environment
Robot Related Goals