Here are some links to interesting sites:

Basic robot building:    The Seattle Robotics Society has a project similar to the RSSC's Ebot project.  It uses different servos and an HC11 microcontroller.  This will give beginners more options on how to build their first (or second) robot.  is a tutorial on basic electronics and has links to a number of other sites teaching electronics.

Trinity College Robot Firefighting Contest:

PID Control:

Robot Vision:


    Laser navigation with passive reflectors  by Richard Vannoy.

Robotics clubs:

    Robotics Society of Southern California
    San Diego Robotics Society