Some time ago, Aldebaran Robotics launched their developer program for their popular Nao humanoid platform. The idea is to prepare the little robot for mass commercialization by releasing it to a select group of developers who will create applications for it. The robot is sold to the developers at the incredibly discounted price of about 3600 Euros (which is peanuts compared to the 16 000 USD it usually costs).
If you are salivating and willing to become a developer as well, there are a few steps to follow: (1) you will need to get a private invitation to the program from Aldebaran itself, (2) you will then be eligible to do programming tests, and (3) once you succeed the test and have paid, the robot can be yours and you will have full access to the developer privileges.
The program has received a great response so far but there are still a few vacant spots, so it is not too late to join in.
Via Robot Dreams.