In 2010 I created a documentary on the then existing FabLabs in The Netherlands. Their managers tell about the concept.
Nowadays there are many more FabLabs in the country. Find a list of all Labs and new initiatives on fablab.nl
The robot was created by Edwin Dertien: http://edwindertien.nl/
More on the robot in English: http://hackaday.com/2009/02/20/flatpack-walker/
Recorded at ProtoSpace: http://protospace.nl