Photon: Photon robot grows with your kid and makes it easy for them to take their first steps into the world of technology. It motivates kids to gain knowledge while keeping them engaged in a fun tale. It gives kids programming related challenges. Finishing challenges awards experience points that kids can use to unlock new senses for the robot or boost his parameters according to their taste. It comes with kid friendly app that let them interact with their robot and create their own programs. The language used by this smart robot is based on colorful blocks and inspired by Scratch and Google Blockly. Reserve Now: $169.
Buddy: Buddy is an adorable robot that protects your home, entertains your kids, serves you as your personal assistant and lets you stay connected with your family. It's capable of hearing, speaking, seeing and coinciding moving head and of interacting with each member of your family. It's fully mobile with its three wheels and comes with numeroussensors that allows him to travel, learn and interact with the world around him. It's capable of connecting your smart home devices, and giving you voice control and remotely app control. Pre-order: $699 - $999.
Vortex: Vortex is a smart and responsive robot that kids can play with and program. It comes with four pre-installed games, is compatible with iOS and Android devices. Using the Vortex and apps, kids can play different games, learn about robotics, and even create their own. Vortex is open-source and is compatible with Arduino and Scratch. Buy Now: $99.
CHiP Robot Dog: ChiP is a robot dog that needs attention, likes to play, goes to sleep and more. He can recognize, is trainable and can be kid's best friend. It comes with a smartband that lets him to uniquely recognize you, follow you, wait for you to come home, and remind you for mealtime or playtime. Pre-order: $199.99.
Wink: Wink is an Arduino-based robot designed to transition students from graphical programming to more powerful written code languages. Buy Now: $ 69.95.
Marty The Robot: Marty The Robot is a fully programmable and customizable walking robot that makes learning about programming, electronics, and mechanical engineering a fun and engaging process. Its Wi-Fi enabled, can be customized with 3D printed parts, and compatible with single board computers like the Raspberry Pi. Reserve Now: About $140 (£95).
Tycherobot: Tycherobot is an intelligent smartphone robot that listens to, thinks, talks to humans, and also responds to the world. It combines the power of your smartphone with its sleekly designed body to function intelligently. You can personalize it based on your preferences, give it a new name and tell it what you like. It's capable of learning and remembers continually what it learns about you and also understands your feelings. It comes with fun features like face tracking, ball tracking, and marker tracking and knows what you look like. Using Android smartphone you can drive Tycherobot around remotely. It connects via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi and shows you what it sees. Two variants are available: classic and sports. Buy Now.
Wireless Thymio Robot: The Wireless Thymio Robot lets the kids learn the fundamentals of technology, computing and programming. The new Thymio can be programmed wirelessly using a USB dongle. Thymio comes with six pre-programmed behaviors, kids can use visual programming language to develop logical and creative thinking and textual programming language to code like an engineer. Buy Now: $186 (179CHF).
Codie: Codie is a cute personal robot that makes coding fun for kids. Its app organizes advanced code into blocks so kids can arrange to make programs. The robot features a microphone, compass, accelerometer/gyroscope, lightsensor, and more. More info.
Mbot: Mbot is an affordable educational robot kit for kids that allows them to get hands-on experience about graphical programming, electronics, and robotics. It contains only about 45 pieces in total and can be assembled in 10 minutes. Based on Scratch 2.0, a new software was developed called mBlock to uses Scratch-style coding to program Arduino and robots. Buy Now.
Quirkbot: Quirkbot makes it easy for kids to make their own robots with straws. It's microcontroller compatible with Strawbees, allows kids to build robots with readily available materials like regular drinking straws, hobby servos (motors) and more. You can program the device via USB from their website. All you need to do is just drag and drop the components you want to program, connect them and press upload. Buy Now.
Jumping Sumo Robot: The Jumping Sumo Robot is a smartphone-controlled robot that can zigzag, circle, move, turn 90 degrees fast and jump up to 80 cm in height and length. It comes equipped with a wide-angle camera that streams videos to your smartphone or smart device. It's compatible with iOS, Android and Windows smartphones, can go up to 7kmh/4.5mph, and its app gives you '3' intuitive controls from your smartphone or smart device. Buy.
Miposaur: Miposaur is an intelligent robot dinosaur that comes with gesture sense that enables it to respond to your handgestures. It can follow, chase, and react in different ways. You can also control it using your smartphone or its trackball. Buy Now: $46.48.
Codeybot: Codeybot is a smart robot that teaches you kids the basics of computer programming through an array of interactive features. Its a fully customizable robot, teaches coding, dances, plays music, and more. More info.
Sphero SPRK+: Sphero SPRK+ is a cute robotic ball that makes learning programming easy, with complete hands-on activities, and more. It can navigate a maze, mimic the solar system, and more. It has a range of 100 feet and connects via Bluetooth. Buy Now: $129.99.
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