Here's your weekly dump of random robot news that has been collecting in our inbox. CNET posted a new interview with Rodney Brooks. Yes, another one. You can never have too many Rodney Brooks interviews. Roland Piquepaille emailed three recent robot stories from his blog, one about a new robotic cable inspection system, one about a predictive SLAM algorithm being developed at Purdue University, and one about a Japanese effort to develop a 2 cm robot that can swim within the human gastrointestinal tract. Roger F. Gay wrote to tell us about a somewhat optimsitic essay he wrote on new proprietary genetic programming software designed to give robots an imagination. John Palmisano of the Society of Robots website wrote to let us know about his new step-by-step tutorial for building a robot with a budget of less than $50. He's also created a contest for the cardboard-wheeled robots and is offering two $100 prizes for the winners. Know any other robot news, gossip, or amazing facts we should report here? Send 'em our way please.