This looks awesome! Really like the clean green look to it has that cool factor.  This model looks like it’s specifically for hacking.  And that shows that not only are they aware of what some people are using their product for  but that they are embracing it and trying to help the process along.

From beginner programmers to advanced robotics students, Create 2 allows for a variety of programming methods. Use it connected to your laptop, with a microcontroller or come up with your own solutions.

iRobot designs and builds robots that make a difference.

  • Create 2 programmable robot platform – a preassembled mobile robot based on the Roomba 600 Series that provides an out-of-the-box opportunity for educators, students and developers to program behaviors, sounds, movements and add additional electronics

 

via: http://www.irobot.com/About-iRobot/STEM/Create-2.aspx