Check out the following Microsoft/Robotics/Academia press release, and the second Microsoft Robotics announcement

<snip> Microsoft Corp. today announced the creation of the Institute for Personal Robots in Education (IPRE) in partnership with the College of Computing at Georgia Tech and Bryn Mawr College. The institute is designed to reinvigorate computer science curriculum by delivering robotics technology tailored for teaching purposes, scientifically evaluated for its effectiveness in live teaching situations. The resulting materials will be made available widely to the academic community. </snip>

You might also want to check on the Institute for Personal Robots in Education web site for more information.

- Mike