Imagine as a developer/hacker you have a simple, cheap connected robotic arm. Not a small RC servo driven arm but a mid reach, fast and precise arm that can be configured and placed wherever you want to interact with the world around you. It could be in your pantry ready to fetch all of the ingredients for the recipe you just Googled and while you cook it could stir a pot for you. Put a load cell in the arm and it can weigh ingredients while you're on your way home and send you a list of what is needed ... there are numerous potential applications but I thought of that first because I'm hungry ;)
I have wanted a tool like this to prototype ideas for many years. For this project I will not focus on a specific implementation but on making the tool for other developers to use. A web connected robotic manipulator with a simple UI. It will be an easy to make (for me) cheap (again, by my standards). All the electronics and software will be open source and anything I develop will be made available on hackaday.
I will not be too specific with the goals just yet because it will definitely change during the course of the project but I hope that gives you an idea of what this is about.