UP UP down down LEFT RIGHT LEFT RIGHT B A !
This rover made it's debut at 2013's Robot Block Party, and as of yet, has no official name. It's being developed in conjunction with the CAS Department of Education, and CAS AVEE. The rover, when complete, will be 100% open-source and open-hardware. It will hopefully be available as a California Academy of Sciences classroom kit in the fall.
Students use the NES controller to input navigational commands. After a transmission delay, the rover enacts the commands, then transmits atmospheric conditions to the controller. In this manner, students can then plot out their environment and crunch some numbers. For those of you that remember dos, its kinda like logo/turtle!
The rover prototype is made of a bare-bones construction, via arduino and xbee. The controller is 3D printed and currently has some NES guts in it. When complete, both the rover and controller will have open-source schematics & layout--stl files as well.
here's some coverage and a photo by James Martin of cnet.