RoboteQ is an Open Source platform-independent graphical
environment for programming Lego Mindstorms NXT and RCX systems. It
features an intuitive user interface and support for numerous
third-party programming languages.
Lego Mindstorms is a line of Lego sets combining programmable bricks with electric motors, sensors, Lego bricks, and Lego Technic pieces (such as gears, axles, and beams).
Mindstorms originated from the programmable sensor blocks used in the Lego Dacta line of educational toys. The first retail version of Lego Mindstorms was released in 1998 and marketed commercially as the Robotics Invention System (RIS). The current version was released in 2006 as Lego Mindstorms NXT.
The hardware and software roots of the Mindstorms Robotics Invention System kit go back to the programmable brick created at the MIT Media lab. This brick was programmed in Brick Logo. The first visual programming environment, called LEGOsheets, for this brick was created by the University of Colorado in 1994 and was based on AgentSheets.