The textbook that I am using is "Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots" by ROland Siegwart and Illah Nourbakhsh. More details can be found on the course information page.
While this is an excellent book, and you are sure to find it interesting and useful, note that it is not a required text.
The first exercises will use LEGO Mindstorms robots. Later exercies will use Sony AIBO robots. More details can be found on the robot information page.