The chess robot is now up and running via ustream (this doesnt mean its live yet, just that it works). So here is how it goes:
First of all, here is the ustream channel it will be on http://www.ustream.tv/channel/patrickmccb
The commands are as follows:
To move a piece type in the location of the piece, type dash, then type where you want to move it, then the word "move".
Example is: b7-b6 move