The robots have hula hoops. IEEE’s Spectrum reports, “We’re big fans of RobotGrrl around here, and one of her current projects is these totally cool, totally DIY-able interactive robotic birds called RoboBrrds. If you’ve always wanted to throw yourself bodily into the world of Arduino-powered DIY robotics, this is a great way to go.” And if you like what you see, you can build your very own RoboBrrd thanks to this exhaustively awesome Instructable here, and you can find more details over on Make: Projects, and throw in a hula hoop for yours as well. You’ll likely need to order some electronics and if you don’t know how to solder, well, here’s a great excuse to learn! Watch the video below to see what they are capable of – and once you get yours up and running (or even if you don’t), you can share it with the world (or at least with fellow robotics geeks) tonight and every Thursday night at 8pm EST through a Google+ video hangout. (Thanks NaniHoop for the story tip).