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AELOS 1S

AELOS 1S

AELOS 1S

AELOS 1S is humanoid robot with some excellent features and specifications. The robot looks like those robots which are found in science fiction movies like Robocop, Transformer etc.

 

Official website:

http://www.lejurobot.com/aelos-1s/

 

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General decription:

Leju developed two apps for controlling AELOS 1S:

  1. AELOS 1S app for direct control
  2. AELOS STEM for block-specific programming

AELOS 1S app is for realizing the basic control so that users can experience the fun of a humanoid robot.

To make AELOS more potential and logically rich, there is AELOS STEM. By using this app, you can program the robot yourself. The AELOS STEM is also divided into three sections: the explorer, the new project and my project. For ideal programming enlightenment, AELOS STEM uses Google’s complete visual programming language.

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Aelos 1s, is humanoid robot, is packed with fun and exciting features perfect for all the family to enjoy, not only does he move and dance but can hold boxing matches and even play football. However, he is really teaching about programming, tutoring in the basics of robot operation.

It has no dedicated YouTube channel but there are a lot of separated videos, like this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hODbWsINiEw

Info for teachers:

This robot is a perfect choice for the age group of 9-15 years.

To educate the children of tomorrow, provided APP based on Google’s Blockly programming language for children to learn Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Aelos is not only a toy but an expert teacher!

 

Supports learning Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. It is suitable for cultivating logical thinking and hands-on skill.

Scratch, Python, Javascript (incl. Blockly library) plus many other languages.

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Alpha 1 Ubtech

Alpha 1 Ubtech

Alpha 1 Ubtech

Alpha 1 Pro offers a game that introduces various types of programming knowledge at each level. Users can master programming step-by-step in the context of a fun game.

 

Official website:

https://ubtrobot.com/pages/alpha

 

General decription:

Alpha 1 Pro App for iOS/Android/PC.

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$257.47 per item

Info for teachers:

This robot is a perfect choice for the age group of 6-14 years. Generally for beginners.

Alpha 1 pro a powerful addition to any STEM learning program (Windows and Mac OS)

 

It is suitable for cultivating logical, thinking and hands-on skill.

Alpha 1 Pro can be programmed with Blockly coding. Drag the existing code module in the app and adjust the parameters to program the robot’s actions. You can easily make the robot dance or perform unique martial arts.

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Blue bot and Bee bot

Blue bot and Bee bot

Blue bot and Bee bot

Bee-Bot and Blue-Bot are exciting new robots designed for use by young children.

 

Official website:

https://www.bee-bot.us/

 

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General decription:

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It depends on what is bought with the robot and where it is bought.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=bee+bot+robot+kids&ref=nb_sb_noss

There is not much information on media like Facebook for teachers, where they can show their work with these robots.

Connect Blue-Bot or Bee bot to your tablet or PC via Bluetooth, using free apps, and program Blue-Bot remotely.  Blue-Bot offers all the features of Bee-Bot which also introduces remote control!

The Bee-Bot is constructed of durable material with a built-in rechargeable battery and recharges using a USB port (USB wire included).

 

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Info for teachers:

Bee-Bot is an exciting little robot designed for use by young children.

This colourful, easy-to-operate, and friendly little robot is a perfect tool for teaching counting, sequencing, estimation, problem-solving, and just having fun!

Terrapin offers curriculum materials to guide the use of Bee-Bot in the classroom.

Bee-Bot Lessons includes 100 lessons in 10 subject areas from the K-2 curriculum along with printable images. Problem-Solving with Bee-Bot develops problem-solving and critical thinking skills with 150 sequential Bee-Bot challenges on the accompanying CD.

Terrapin offers a wide variety of accessories to extend and enhance the use of Bee-Bot as a creative learning tool:

 

Kinderlogo includes 24 Logo-based activities for students in kindergarten through 3rd grade. Lessons are organized sequentially across five levels of difficulty:  https://www.bee-bot.us/bee-bot/beebot-curriculum.html

Terrapin offers a variety of mats calibrated to Bee-Bot which provide great surfaces while enhancing learning. Skills mats use Bee-Bot to learn, develop, and practice particular skills. Narrative mats inspire student imaginations and teach mapping, sequencing, and storytelling. With the customizable Card Mat, Bee-Bot may be used in nearly any teaching situation: https://www.bee-bot.us/bee-bot/beebot-mats.html

Accessories, Curriculum, Mats and KinderLogo

The Bee-Bot has six directional keys.  You can enter up to 40 commands at a time, making Bee-Bot able to go from point A to point B based on student commands.   

 

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Botley

Botley

Botley

The coding robot.

 

Official website:

https://www.learningresources.com/text/botley/index.html

 

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General decription:

$79.99 per piece

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Info for teachers:

5+, Beginners

Coding cards, detachable arms, interactive obstacles, coding games and more – with 77-pieces, there are endless hours of fun to be had. So see what it can do because it’s always up for the challenge.

 

Supports learning Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

By choosing  the right buttons and arrow Botley is programmed to move.

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Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set

Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set

Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set

Programmable Robot Mouse. Program the sequence of steps, and then watch Colby race to find the cheese!

 

Official website:

https://www.learningresources.com/product/learning+essentials–8482-+stem+robot+mouse+coding+activity+set.do

 

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General decription:

  • Winner, ASTRA Best Toys for Kids 2016 – Learning Play Category
  • STEM 10 The Toy Insider 2016 Award Winner
  • STEM approved™ by STEM.org™
  • Parent’s Choice Recommended Award Winner 2017
  • On the reviews on internet 75% of respondents would recommend this to a friend

Information and materials in Swedish language:

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$59.99 per item

In Finland 595 Kr per item from Lär &Lek

Info for teachers:

  • Age 4+
  • Grade PreK+  STEAM

The race is on to build hands-on coding skills!

You can build your maze, and then use the coding cards to create a step-by-step path for Colby, the Programmable Robot Mouse. Program the sequence of steps, and then watch Colby race to find the cheese!

The set includes 30 double-sided coding cards, 10 double-sided activity cards, cheese wedge, and Activity Guide to provide hands-on introduction to coding concepts. You can create your path with 16 maze grids to create a 20″ x 20″ maze board, 22 maze walls, and 3 tunnels for endless possibilities. Colby lights-up, makes sounds, and features 2 speeds along with colorful buttons to match coding cards for easy programming and sequencing. You can add multiple players with Jack, the Programmable Robot Mouse, sold separately.

Colby measures 4″L and requires 3 AAA batteries (not included).

STEM/ STEAM activities science, math, art and engineering activities

By choosing the right buttons and arrows on Colby the mouse you code it.

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Codey Rocky

Codey Rocky

Codey Rocky

Smart Robot for Beginner Coding and AI Learning. It consists of two parts:
Codey “the brain” and Rocky “the moving part”.

 

Official website:

https://www.makeblock.com/steam-kits/codey-rocky

 

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General decription:

Equipped with over 10 electronic modules, including a sound sensor, a light sensor and an LED dot matrix display, Codey Rocky is a treasure trove of fun that plays music, follows light, mimics facial expressions and many more with easy coding, empowering children with the skills to turn their imagination into reality and experience the delight out of their achievement.

Codey is  the part that gets programmed and Rocky is the moving part of the robot  and looks like a bandwagon, Codey can be attached to Rocky in order to make the robot mobile.

This robot is not just a simple toy, it comes with  built in AI function and features like face, voice and written word recognition and the robot is capable of deep learning.

Transferring code written on computers or tablets/smartphones is done using bluetooth and when using a computer one have to buy separate a specific bluetooth dongle. It don’t work with a computers own built in bluetooth unit.

 

Product info in Swedish

Materials in Polish

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Makeblock – a standard app for controlling and programming Makeblock robots

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$99 per item

Info for teachers:

Age 6+

Codey Rocky comes with learning resources and tutorials supporting children to program every step of the way. It also benefits from copious references, constantly updated tutorials, and creative projects, inspiring children with imagination and creativity. For more professional and systematic guidance on programming, free PBL (problem-based learning) programming lessons are additionally available to our users.

https://www.makeblock.com/steam-kits/codey-rocky-2#Software

Makeblockś  support page have some detailed guides (in English) on how to code and how to set up and use the  hardware. The guidance in programming is both aimed at beginners and for more advanced coding.

And then there are: http://education.makeblock.com witch is dedicated to teach teachers and students how to use and code Makeblock robots.

On Youtube there are video tutorials made by Makeblock themselves and by Codey Rocky users. Some examples:

PS! on Youtube there are also presentations and guides in other languages than just English. Well worth searching.

Through games and application, children will be able to learn about the logical thinking and principles behind AI as well as how to interact with machines, which are all essential as they prepare for the arrival of the age of AI. Math, science, motion physics are the most important here too.

Codey Rocky uses mBlock software which supports both blocked-based (scratch) and Python programming. Harnessing the power of mBlock software, Codey Rocky allows children to create dot matrix animations, design games and realize AI and IoT applications.

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CUBETTO

CUBETTO

CUBETTO

Cubetto is a friendly wooden robot that will teach your child the basics of computer programming through adventure and hands-on play.

 

Official website:

https://www.primotoys.com/

 

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General decription:

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$225 per box which includes 1X Cubetto, 1X Board, 16X Blocks, 1X World Map, 1X Story Book. You can also buy extra maps and blocks (https://www.primotoys.com/shop/).

Info for teachers:

Designed specifically for 3 to 6 years old, but works for older children too.

Cubetto education packages all include multiple Cubetto Playset units, exciting Adventure Packs and Logic and Directional Block sets to extend the students’ play. They are designed for education and come with added support, lesson plans, and access to the educators’ community.

Cubetto encourages both soft skills, such as spatial awareness and forward planning, and hard skills, like programming terminology and functions. Robotics and coding, mapping, geometry and spatial reasoning.

Coding with Cubetto happens with hands-on coding blocks, which means children can use it irrespective of reading ability or language barriers.

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Cue Robot

Cue Robot

Cue Robot

The award-winning Cue robot is designed for kids who have an interest in coding. Cue will help them transition from block-based code to state-machine and text-based programming.

 

Official website:

https://www.makewonder.com/robots/cue/

 

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General decription:

Materials in Polish language:

 

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$199 per item

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Info for teachers:

11 years +

Library of in-app demos, tutorial, and challenges, Cue supports kids’ self-guided exploration of programming languages, robotic capabilities, and personally meaningful projects. English.

STEAM education

  • Java skript
  • Blocked-Based
  • Wonder
  • Avatars

Built on Microsoft’s MakeCode platform, the Cue app gives kids the autonomy to choose from one of four personalities, plus explore multiple programming languages.

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Cyber Robot

Cyber Robot

Cyber Robot

An incredible robot for children to assemble equipped with a Bluetooth module and an impressive 5 game modes!

 

Official website:

https://www.clementoni.com/pt-en/67556-cyber-robot/

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

Clementoni App for tablets and smartphones for programming the robot’s movements, light effects and sound effects can be found in both the App Store and Google Play store.

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50 Euros per item

Clementoni is an Italian company that makes and sells various robots that are adapted for primary school children and kindergarten.

The robots are programmable and most of them have parts that can be built and reconstructed to learn about how the mechanics of it all works.

Info for teachers:

Age 8+

Support page inactive in the moment of checking: https://www.clementoni.com/pt-en/support/

 

The Clementoni robots have academic classification STEM: Science Technology Engineering Mathematics. This means that the product has weight on the learning of technology, and in this case robotics.

You will be able to display a simulation of the programmed command as it is being executed on your device and to control the robot in real time, as if you were using a remote controller.

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Dash and dot

Dash and dot

Dash and dot

Dash and Dot are robots that can sense, act and think! … Maker materials can be added such as lego, tape, cardboard and more to transform your robots! Dash and dot also have educational accessories that can be purchased to support art, music and engineering.

 

Official website:

https://www.makewonder.com/robots/dash/

 

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General decription:

Materials in Estonian language:

There are several apps available on the website: https://home.makewonder.com/apps

There are also dedicated apps for Android and IOS.

There are competitions like this one organised: https://www.makewonder.com/classroom/robotics-competition/

From $150  per set including: 

  • 1 – Dash robot
  • 1 – USB Charging Cord
  • 2 – Building Brick Connectors

Info for teachers:

For the age range (6-12) Dash and Dot create amazing engagement with children, delivering strong lessons in logical progression and problem-solving.

All the materials come with the apps you choose to work with. The possibilities are almost endless, a lot of teaching ideas for almost all the subjects.

You can get a lot of accessories that go whit Dash and Dot: https://www.amazon.co.uk/stores/page/22B6C160-760F-4934-A5E5-FA676AA49356?ingress=2&visitId=8b9ce699-3302-4c8d-a41c-a9666ddd85a1&ref_=bl_dp_s_web_11656503031

Encourage students to continue building critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration skills for tomorrow’s job market.

The durable and child-friendly robots are a safe and easy way to encourage STEAM learning in your classroom.

Dash and Dot are robots that can sense, act and think! Students use block coding on four different iPad apps to control their robots. 

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DOBOT Magician

DOBOT Magician

DOBOT Magician

A lightweight multifunctional extendable desktop robotic arm for practical training education. It can be used for 3D printing, laser engraving, write and draw and grabbing objects.

 

Official website:

https://www.dobot.cc/

 

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General decription:

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$1,699.00
+ $99.00 shipping Amazon

Up to now, DOBOT Magician has been successfully applied in many institutions such as Tsinghua University, Shandong University, University of Technology Sydney and more. Enterprises such as Volkswagen, Alibaba, Tencent have established cooperation projects with DOBOT Magician.

As the good performance both in hardware design and software application, DOBOT Magician has won the CES 2018 Innovation Award, iF DESIGN AWARD 2018, Red Dot Design Award 2018 and 2017 Red Star Design Award.

Swedish product info:

 

Info for teachers:

  • High school and STEAM education. It offers a lot of functions that will benefit not only students but also engineers and computer programmers.
  • Intermediate and advanced levels.

DOBOT Magician is a multifunctional desktop robotic arm for practical training education. Installed with different end-tools, DOBOT Magician can realize interesting functions such as 3D printing, laser engraving, writing and drawing. It supports secondary development by 13 extensible interfaces and over 20 programming languages.

STEAM education, high school level and higher education.

This robotic arm addresses both beginners and coding experts by supporting most major programming languages, such as C++, C#, Python, and Java, while an MIT programming language for kids named Scratch is also available, which one can find under the name Blockly here. 

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Drone parrot mini / parrot mambo code

Drone parrot mini / parrot mambo code

Drone parrot mini / parrot mambo code

The drone is designed to be controlled by mobile or tablet operating systems such as the supported iOS or Android, within their respective apps or the unofficial software available for Windows Phone, Samsung BADA and Symbian devices.

 

Official website:

https://www.parrot.com/us/drones/parrot-mambo-code?ref=#parrot-mambo-code-details

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

  • SWIFT PLAYGROUND
  • TYNKER
  • WORKBENCH
  • SIMULINK
  • PYTHON
  • JAVASCRIPT
  • DEVELOPERS

More information about each app: https://edu.parrot.com/apps.html 

 

 

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$59,99 on Amazon ($109,99 is the normal place)

A bundle with a minidrone and plenty of other stuff – $149

This is a bundle the contains a Parrot Mambo minidrone and also a six-month subscription to Tynker, where kids will be able to pickup coding skills to use with the drones.

The drone will also come with a mini-ball launcher, grabber, 50 plastic balls, while the Tynker subscription will give kids access to eight mobile coding courses, 18 online coding courses, over 350 puzzle levels, tutorials, and a virtual drone flight simulation course, all of which will be priced at $149, which is actually relatively affordable.

Info for teachers:

From primary schools to PhD’s.

Tynker’s coding courses are already supported by eight additional Parrot Minidrones; those that own a compatible drone may purchase the Tynker Home Plan to add programmable capabilities. 

Drones offer an astonishing new aerial perspective with countless applications that cut across disciplines, including science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), as well as film, media, and journalism.

Tynker, Blockly and text coding (Javascipt, Python…).
Also full support for Apple Swift Playground!

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Edbot

Edbot

Edbot

A transformable, flying robot, made especially for children.

 

Official website:

http://ed.bot/edbot

 

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General decription:

This robot seems really fun to program and watch performing. A big plus that Edbot is compatible with block coding using Scratch.

Robot for sale at company online webshop for 799£ +VAT & Shipping.

Software is not open sourced but is included when buying the robot and all future software updates are then also free.

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Info for teachers:

Age 7+.
Beginners, intermediate, advanced level.

Video tutorials in English on Vimeo.

On Edbots homepage there are quite a lot of downloadable tutorials and lessons made as PowerPoint presentations in English. Lessons show how to block code Edbot using Scratch.

Math, science, motion physics

  • Block coding using Scratch
  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • C/C++

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Edison V2.0

Edison V2.0

Edison V2.0

Edison is a STEM robot that comes ready to go but is also a build kit because Edison is compatible with Lego bricks which makes it possible to customize and build your own robot designs

 

Official website:

https://meetedison.com

 

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General decription:

This robot can also be programmed using barcodes (with Python) which is suitable for more experienced coders.

Microbricand the company behind this robot has made robots for use in schools since 2004.

 

Materials in Swedish:

 

Website in Polish:

 

Materials in Estonian:

  • One robot (EdPack 1) 49.00 $
  • Two robots (STEM starter pack) 114,00 $
  • 10 pack  (EdPack10) 369,00 $.

The company is based in Australia but they ship worldwide and there are resellers in Europe like RoboShop https://www.robotshop.com/eu
Software is free of charge and teaching materials (lessons and worksheets) are open sourced and licensed under Creative Commons.

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Info for teachers:

  • Age 6+
  • Beginners, intermediate, advanced level

The Edison developers have on their homepage available for download lessons and other teaching material for programming the robot. Language support for their materials are in English, Swedish, Polish, Spanish, Turkish, Greek, French, Estonian, Czech and many more.

Edison has great language support mainly because they have a community of users devoted to translating and producing lessons for Edison.

Math, science, motion physics, design.

Edison is a STEM robot that comes ready to go but is also a build kit because Edison is compatible with Lego bricks which makes it possible to customize and build your own robot designs. With the Edison kit as the base and then extend it with lego almost as far as your imagination takes you.

  • Block coding using Edison’s own apps EdScratch and EdBlocks which are very similar to the standard version of  Scratch.
  • Text coding using EdPy witch is coding in Python

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Elenco Line Tracking Robot

Elenco Line Tracking Robot

Elenco Line Tracking Robot

The Line Tracking Robot will follow a black line drawn on white paper by using two photo interrupters. Create different routes with black electronic tape or a black marker and see what your Line Tracking Robot can do!

 

Official website:

https://www.elenco.com/product/line-tracking-robot/

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

$29,95 per item

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2xAA batteries required but not included

Info for teachers:

Age 14 and older

There’s a manual of how to assemble and use the robot in English.

STEAM

The Elenco Line Tracking Robot Kit uses sensors to follow a route that you draw for it.

This line following robot uses two photo interrupters to see black lines drawn onto white paper. Use a black marker or black tape to plot your robot’s journey and watch it go.

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Emmo

Emmo

Emmo

Emmo is a recreational and interactive toy for visually impaired children, 4-6 year old.

 

Official website:

http://www.doroteapanzarella.it/?p=56

 

General decription:

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It is a recreational and interactive toy.

The toy enables playing a sort of treasure hunt based on audio and visual elements, by making use of RFID technology. The aim is to detect, with the help of a “magic wand”, each of the 7 little balls according to the sound asked for by the “base”. The shapes, materials and colours have been specifically designed to facilitate the child in his playing activity.

 

Info for teachers:

For visually impaired children, 4-6 year old

Emmo is meant to stimulate spatial exploration and to help children develop the ability to create topological mental maps.

Emmo is meant to stimulate spatial exploration and to help children develop the ability to create topological mental maps.

Based on RFID technology (Arduino).

Electronic components: Microcontrollers (n.2); RFID readers (n. 2); Audio modules (n. 2); Spakers (n.2); Rfid tags (n. 7); Batteries. (Emmo functions could be also improved with a wifi module). Emmo prototype components: Arduino UNO (n. 2), Adafruit Wave Shield (n.2), RFID Module SL030 (n.2), RFID Labels Mifare 1K (n. 7).

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iPal

iPal

iPal

A playful humanoid that serves as a social companion, educator and a safety monitor for children, but also elder adults.

 

Official website:

https://www.ipalrobot.com/

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

Twitter and Instagram: use #avatarmind or #iPal for pictures and videos of the humanoid robot.

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  • $2499 for the standard version of iPal.
  • $4999 for customized business versions.

Info for teachers:

From age 4 (kindergarten) up to age 12 within education. (iPal can also be used in elderly care.)

No additional teaching materials, everything is provided by the apps that are downloadable for Android tablets and smart phones. There is also desktop computer software for eg. monitoring the child’s progress.

As for now, the iPal humanoid robot only supports English and Chinese language setup. That goes for the app menus and voice functions.

Languages, PE, music.
STEM education (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)

Block-coding using the app iPal Programmer.
Simple commands as navigation, facial expressions and speaking through the AvatarMind app.

iPal only runs through Android apps.

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Kamibot

Kamibot

Kamibot

A robot that teaches your kids to code, but also lets them express their creativity.

 

Official website:

http://www.kamibot.com/default.php

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

 $50-100 per item

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Kamibot is a programmable papercraft robot for kids. They can endlessly customize it with their own code and colorful skins.

It has:

  • IR sensor which allows it to follow a black line
  • Ultrasound sensor which allows Kamibot to detect obstacles.

You can read about it here: https://newatlas.com/kamibot-teaches-coding/41904/

 

Info for teachers:

Age 8 to 17.

  • Papercrafts to engage creativity
  • Teachers manual in English (for Pc and tablet)

STEAM

Open-source programming interface for example block programming.

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Kamigami Robots

Kamigami Robots

Kamigami Robots

The robot that moves like a real animal.

 

Official website:

https://kamigamirobots.com/

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

$79.99 per item

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Kamigami robots are speedy, six-legged animals you create and control!

Info for teachers:

Age 6+, intermediate level

  • Tutorials
  • Programming challenges (but the website doesn’t work).

STEM

You can drive, battle, and program your robot through a smartphone or tablet.

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LEKA

LEKA

LEKA

Play and robotics have shown great potential to help children with special needs in learning. Being both attractive and predictable, Leka makes it easier to keep each child engaged and motivated. You have to join the Alpha program on the home page to get started.

 

Official website:

https://leka.io/

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

There are apps for mobile devices.

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Leka costs $490 through its Indiegogo campaign. A limited number of buyers can snag the toy for $390.

Relaxing colours, soothing movements and vibrations, sounds. Leka offers a full range of sensory stimulations, able to spark curiosity, enjoyment and encourage social interaction. Leka can thus mediate the relationship between the child and the adult.

As I work with young children with autism, I find the Leka robot very interesting to evaluate the sensorial specificities of every child and serve as a springboard to approach gestures of everyday life and develop communication and social skills.

 

Info for teachers:

For exceptional children with exceptional needs – children with special needs. Leka Alpha is used daily in about 30 organizations – special schools, nurseries, hospitals, universities.

This device is more like a robotic companion than a typical toy. It uses lights to deliver a variety of emotions as well as create fun interactive games. Leka inspires kids to move and learn and have fun doing it. In fact, the toy is designed for kids with special needs.

Leka encourages social interaction with each stage more progressive than the last. In addition, Leka works with an app so the possibilities for learning are endless. Your little one can use the multi-colored lights to find similar colors. In addition, the screen on the front can show images and Leka can speak the words. The screen can also transform into a face and showcase dozens and dozens of relatable images. Finally, with lights, sounds, and vibrations, your child can experience sensory exploration on a secure and comforting level.

Leka is a smart toy designed specifically for children with developmental disorders. It helps them learn through play and interactions. Leka has multiple sensors to detect and respond to your child’s interactions autonomously.

With Leka, you can work on social skills, gross and fine motor skills or cognitive abilities.

Leka is controlled with an app on iPad.

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Mabot

Mabot

Mabot

AI STEAM toy which let kids build, customize, and program robots, exploring mechanics, engineering, coding, and developing STEAM skills.

 

Official website:

https://www.bellrobot.com/mabot.html

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

Mabot starter kit $199.00 from Amazon

  • ToyAward Winner 2019 Category Startup. Has got several good reviews on social media and from reviewers on the internet.
  • DIY humanoid, tank, gorilla, vehicle or any other robot with Mabot and program it with Mabot Apps on your smartpfone or Ipad.

 

Swedish review on the Mabot kit

 

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Info for teachers:

  • Age 8+
  • Beginners and intermediate levels
  • Modular design, easy to assemble
  • Multi-angle plug for multiple forms of robots
  • Hot-plugging function allows easy accessibility and uninterrupted gaming
  • Compatible with Lego

The robot is developing the children’s skills to build, customize, and program robots, exploring mechanics, engineering, coding, and developing STEAM skills.

Block programming in an Scratch based app

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Matatalab

Matatalab

Matatalab

Develops Cognitive Abilities, Imagination, And Coding Skills Through Hands-on Play. For kids aged 4-9.

 

Official website:

https://www.matatalab.com/

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

Materials in Estonian:

 

 

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  • Starter set for $179
  • Pro set for $230  

Info for teachers:

A hands-on Coding Robot for kids aged 4-9. For primary schools.

The kids can code just by playing. No need for a screen, a keyboard or literacy. Kids can program a robot, create music and art. With simple logical games, plus a robot to make it fun and give instant feedback, coding is not necessary to be difficult. 

Kids use their imagination to create infinite possibilities using coding blocks, by controlling a robot car through coding algorithms. 

With the Starter Set, kids tell MatataBot to move forward, backward, left and right. By doing these, kids could practice logical thinking, sequencing, and fundamental coding concept.

The skills developed thanks to the robot

  • Play Adventure games
  • Compose creative music
  • Draw digital art
  • Practice logical thinking
  • Sequencing
  • Fundamental coding concept

It is a block-based visual programming language and text-based language.

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MimicArm

MimicArm

MimicArm

MimicArm is easy to build, easy to use a programmable robot that grows with the child’s ability. A DIY robot with a collection of robots, sensors and programming tools for both beginners and programming experts.

 

Official website:

https://mimicrobots.com/

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

MimicArm is easy to build, easy to use a programmable robot that grows with the child’s ability.

It suits everyone, from robot novice to veteran programmer. Thanks to the intuitive manual mode children as young as 5 are able to use mimicArm immediately. When the child is ready, the simple yet powerful programming software gradually eases you into programming concepts and the pre-programmed experiments start simple to guide you every step of the way. The experiments incrementally increase in complexity until you’re able to program using genuine C code, just like the professionals.

Vimeo user Brett Pipitone has several tutorial videos and lessons on his Vimeo page  https://vimeo.com/user18380378

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MimicArm Novice Kit $199 from Mimicrobots

Info for teachers:

  • Age 5+
  • Beginners, intermediate, advanced levels

From manual mode to block programming and coding.

Math, science, motion physics, developing STEAM skills

MimicBlock and Arduino programs

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Mio the robot 2.0 (Clementoni)

Mio the robot 2.0 (Clementoni)

Mio the robot 2.0 (Clementoni)

Mio is an inexpensive and fun STEM robot made by Clementoni an Italian company that makes a lot of robots and other teaching toys that are classified as STEM  products.

 

Official website:

https://www.clementoni.com/pt-en/67580-mio-robot-20

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

When Mio arrives you start by assembling it from pieces learning as you build how all the parts work together to make a functioning robot.

Sometimes using software to program a robot is much easier than trying to do these calculations and estimations in your head. With Mio the robot you have to visualize the command sequences needed before you enter them by hand on the buttons at the back of the robot. This shows the pupils that some things can be programmed even if there are no way to do this using a computer, tablet or phone.

 

Product info in Swedish:

Materials in Polish:

This robot may be found in ordinary department stores and the price there might be between 25-40 €.

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Info for teachers:

From age 6 and up

There are some good user made youtube videos showing creative ways to program the robot and how to make use of its accessories like the arm with a magnet and the arm that can hold a pen. Youtube videos showing Mio the robot can be found in a variety of languages like english, italian and portuguese.

 

Math, motion physics, art  

No software programming used. This robot is programmed by pushing buttons that are attached to the robot itself.  

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Nao robot

Nao robot

Nao robot

NAO is a tremendous programming tool and he has especially become a standard in education and research.

 

Official website:

https://www.softbankrobotics.com/emea/en/nao

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

Yes, for instance, there have been tournaments where the robots play soccer. There are also NAO challenges.

NAO is the first robot created by SoftBank Robotics. Famous around the world, NAO is a tremendous programming tool and he has especially become a standard in education and research.

NAO is also used as an assistant by companies and healthcare centres to welcome, inform and entertain visitors.

It has been used with kids with autisms to help them communicate with others.

 

Materials in Estonian:

 

Materials in Italian:

Price: $9,000

The pack includes:

  • One NAO Power V6 (Dark Grey)
  • 1 Charger and 1 Battery
  • 2 years of warranty
  • Unlimited Choregraphe Licenses
  • User Manual
  • Full SDK and API
  • RobotLAB Support 

Available: https://www.robotlab.com/store/nao-power-v6-standard-edition 

 

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Info for teachers:

Students 7 years and older.

Pepper and NAO easily create an empathetic link with students & researchers by their eye-catching appearances, moderate sizes and humanoid behaviours.

Proven by various studies and researches, the main characteristics of our humanoid robots meet perfectly the instructional goals in education. They are enabling new ways for pedagogy and classrooms.

Being connected, the robots are able to search the latest teaching materials at a centralized level, generate, update and adapt their behaviour and content to fit local conditions and audience. 

Nao can speak up to 21 languages and provide translation via Cloud services, allowing you to develop the language skills of students.

Pepper and NAO are versatile and high-performing robots to meet the expectations of researchers. They are advanced platforms for the in-depth study such as human-machine interaction, cognitive computing and autonomous navigation, etc.

They are advanced platforms for in-depth study such as human-machine interaction, cognitive computing and autonomous navigation, etc.

Reading, Writing, learning a new language, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math, Geometry, Programming.

NAO can be programmed using several programming languages, including C++, MATLAB, JAVA, LabVIEW and Python. Instead of using the drag and drop boxes in the Choreograph, they’re going to get our NAO robot walking and talking using coding.

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Ollie

Ollie

Ollie

It’s fast. It’s fun. It’s app-enabled. Get in the driver’s seat with Ollie and command this app-enabled racing robot to execute tricks and dominate every inch of turf, trail, and track.

 

Official website:

https://www.sphero.com/ollie

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

The Ollie app is used to control Ollie without programming. 
The Sphero Edu app is used for programming Ollie.

It´s connected to Sphero Edu.

Now it costs $79,99. That´s on the official Sphero website. 
On Amazon you can buy it for lowest of $ 53,99.

Ollie can make up to 100 tricks and can be used outside.

Materials in Polish:

 

Materials in Estonian:

Info for teachers:

Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, middle school, or high school

Sphero has expanded Lightning Lab. Teachers can create an account for themselves and their students.  Through this account, teachers can send assignments to students digitally. (I couldn´t find the app, maybe it´s not available in Iceland?)

https://www.sphero.com/education/professional-learning-and-resources/ is a website to introduce Sphero robots for teachers.

With various kind of lessons you can use Ollie in almost every subject.

In an educational environment, subject matter such as sight words, colors, vocabulary words, and math facts can be placed on the floor.  Then, teachers can give students definitions, words, or numbers and students use a device to roll the robots to the specific word or number.  This is a fun, simple way to review material.

In the Edu Sphero app uses Scratch blocks or you can write your own JavaScript text programs.

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Orion5

Orion5

Orion5

This is a stationary robotic arm that mimics many features of those mechanic arm robots used in the industrial world.

With Orion5 one gets a robot capable of doing various repeating tasks using its grip claw.  For example, moving objects from and to specific places.

 

Official website:

https://rawrobotics.com/orion5

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

Website is quite easy to navigate.
Their software located at GitHub might be difficult to set up for those who have no experience with GitHub type of software installations.

Because this robot doesn’t use block programming it might require somewhat more time to get used to coding both for teachers and students.

Orion5 can be transformed from a stationary robot to a mobile version if combined with another robot (Proteus) which is also made by RAWrobotics

Robot for sale at company online webshop for 550$ inc. VAT.

PS! Shipping within Australia only. Need to contact the company and make some special agreement to get this robot sent outside of Australia.

Software is open source and free of charge.

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Info for teachers:

  • Basics coding from age 11-12
  • More advanced coding level from age 13+
  • Intermediate, advanced level

Video tutorials x3 in English.

Web-based simulation and programming environment in English and compatible with all operative systems capable of running a modern up to date web browser.

Math, science, motion physics

  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • C/C++.

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OSMO

OSMO

OSMO

There’s digital gaming. There’s real world fun. And then there’s Osmo, a magical experience that merges the real and virtual worlds to defy the boundaries of play. 

Osmo is a system that uses a stand and a clip-on mirror to allow an iPad or iPhone’s front-facing camera to recognize and track objects in the physical play space in front of the device.

 

Official website:

https://www.playosmo.com/en/

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

Info for teachers:

Osmo is recommended for ages 5-11, but there are multiple levels of difficulty in all the games that make them fun for any age, including adults.

All the materials come with the packages and the apps you choose to work with. The possibilities are almost endless, a lot of teaching ideas for almost all the subjects.

Teachers guide: https://assets.playosmo.com/static/downloads/teachers_guide.pdf

Osmo teaching resources on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/healdster/osmo-resources/?lp=true 

Osmo teachers training: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4pTL2QNOCE&list=PL9nsxDc9oNbWdbCbZQuSnTq03zCuYcOMl

Osmo’s range of learning tools covers core subject areas, from math and spelling to coding and language. The fusion of tech and tangible learning engages and challenges students of different levels while helping them build 21st-century skills.

Osmo Words is a fun problem-solving tool that helps students practice spelling, vocabulary and critical thinking.

Tangram helps students develop visual-spatial abilities, nonverbal reasoning, fine motor skills, and executive functioning.

Newton challenges students as they progress with bouncing balls, accelerating platforms, and fans that will encourage collaboration and creative problem-solving. It develops spatial reasoning skills, visual-spatial abilities and executive functioning. 

Osmo Masterpiece is an imaginative drawing tool that helps students gain confidence, a sense of proportion, perspective, and fine motor skills.

Masterpiece can also be used for handwriting practice or even learning new languages, like Chinese!

On Osmo´s Wikipedia page says: 

„Osmo is a line of hands-on educational digital/physical games produced by the company Tangible Play, based in Palo Alto, CA. Osmo’s products are built around its proprietary “Reflective Artificial Intelligence,” a system that uses a stand and a clip-on mirror to allow an iPad or iPhone’s front-facing camera to recognize and track objects in the physical play space in front of the device”

It is different from one program to another how you play the games; coding blocks,  pencils, tiles, tokens… depends on how the program is set up.

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Ozobot

Ozobot

Ozobot

he tiny Ozobot robot can teach young kids programming. Ozobot is a little toy robot that blends the physical and digital worlds — and teaches kids programming. … Ozobot can identify lines, colors, and codes on both digital surfaces, such as an iPad, and physical surfaces, such as paper.

 

Official website:

https://ozobot.com

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

app: Evo by Ozobot

Classroomkit from $1200-$1800 

Many different items for sale for schools or home on the website on variable prices.

Info for teachers:

From Kindergarten to year 12

The Evo and Bit Classroom Kits come with 12-18 robots, guides, student handouts, accessories, and everything you need to introduce Ozobot’s two ways to code to your students. Get started screen-free with Color Codes markers and advance online with OzoBlockly visual programming. Both Kits are for grades K-12 and offer an affordable, portable way to teach coding, computer science, math, art, history, and other subjects way beyond STEM. Only Evo has extra programmable features, from sounds to proximity sensors, and an app for instaling updates and new features.

All subjects, it depends on the topic you choose to download. Depends on age and there is also five different types of product filters on the home page.

Color codes or Ozo Blockly

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Pepper

Pepper

Pepper

Pepper is the world’s first social humanoid robot able to recognize faces and basic human emotions. Pepper was optimized for human interaction and is able to engage with people through conversation and his touch screen.

 

Official website:

https://www.softbankrobotics.com/emea/en/pepper

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

Teaching assistant
These robots are the perfect STEAM education assistance platform. Deploy easily customized teaching activities on either a one-to-one basis or in small groups, to challenge students & promote positive behaviour, and finally to follow and monitor their progress.

Programmable device
Pepper is fully programmable with graphical interface, or directly with the SDK & coding tools;

  • An entirely integrated plugin for Android studio to add compatibility with Pepper to Android applications

The robots’ SDK gives access to the complete set of features of NAO and Pepper. It is available in Python, C++, and Android.

Info in Polish:

Weegree One – Pepper

Price: $24,990

 The pack includes:

  • 1 Pepper Robot with Charger & Battery
  • Unlimited Choregraphe Licenses
  • Full SDK and API
  • 3-year Warranty
  • RobotLAB Start-up Instructions and Support
  • Engage! K12 Site License for Pepper Robot for 3 years

 

 

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Info for teachers:

Students 7 years and older.

They are advanced platforms for the in-depth study such as human-machine interaction, cognitive computing and autonomous navigation, etc.

Reading, Writing, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math, Geometry, Programming

Pepper Robot has easy to use software that can be used in schools to practice computing and programming. Pepper can also be used for inspiring and accompanying kids for physical and intellectual exercises and supporting the social & emotional skills development.

Drag&Drop, C++, Python, Java

Permit coding in a secured environment with resistance & avoidance. The main tool for programming on Pepper is Choregraphe

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Photon

Photon

Photon

Photon is a robot that “develops with the child”. As the child starts to take on the tasks and experiments within the apps, the robot absorbs knowledge and develops new abilities.

 

Official website:

https://photonrobot.com/

 

Other online channels:

General decription:


Materials in Swedish

 

Materials in Polish:

 

  • The apps are free.
  • The dongle (USB) is € 19,90
  • Price: € 219,90 (free shipping in EU-countries)

Apps available on Google Play and AppStore.

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Info for teachers:

  • Age 4+
  • Beginners – intermediate level

When the robot is unboxed it doesn’t know anything, but as the child starts to take on the tasks and experiments within the apps, it absorbs knowledge and develops new abilities. And so does the child. When all challenges are completed the child knows the basics of programming.

  • The YouTube channel has tutorials mostly in Polish.
  • The Photon EDU-app offers support for teachers.
  • There is also an educational mat (additional, € 49,90), stickers (€ 3,90), flashcards (€11,90).
  • Available in English, German, Polish, Spanish, Swedish, French and Czech.
  • The Photon Robot application uses the Amazon Polly text-to-speech system, thanks to which it is able to read the instructions contained in the application in 47 voices and 24 languages.

Geography, science (nature), math, physics.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dkZ-x_YrP4

With the app Photon EDU you can conduct classes based on dedicated scenarios.

Photon can be programmed through four different apps:

  1. Photon Draw (age 5+) – Programming by drawing
  2. Photon Badge (age 6+) – Programming by creating a sequence of symbols
  3. Photon Blocks (age 7+) – Programming by connecting
  4. Photon Code (age 10+) – Sequence creation similar to programming in complicated programming languages.

With the app Photon Bridge, together with the Photon USB dongle, it is possible to connect to computers and 8 robots simultaneously. With the dongle it is also possible to connect with coding apps like Scratch, MakeCode and JavaScript.

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Robbo Robot kit

Robbo Robot kit

Robbo Robot kit

Robot kit is a comprehensive robot construction kit with five simple magnetic-mount sensors and led light.

Robot kit is designed to teach both children and adults programming and robotics. It is a good supporting tool to run any physics experiments e.g. involving velocity and acceleration, exploring optics.

 

Official website:

https://www.robbo.world/products/

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

Info for teachers:

Suitable for children ages 7-99 years old. The teaching material was specifically designed for kids and teens ages 7-15. Kids and teens under the age of 14 years old should use robots under supervision.

Work with Robot kit improves problem solving, analytical skills, innovativeness and enhances teamwork skills.

By mixing and combining sensors you can replicate any technology that surrounds you, from smartphone to refrigerator. The Robot kit combines science with unlimited amount of creativity.

With the Lab everyone has the chance to be a doer instead of just a user. This is a fun and engaging way of learning programming while enhancing skills in problem solving, abstract thinking and creativity.

The Robot and Lab can be programmed with a computer and an USB cable using several different types of programming software.

You can use:

  1. RobboScratch visual programming interface. This is a ROBBO™ specific tool. See software for installation and usage.
  2. Arduino IDE. This is a more general tool for programming microprocessors. Uses text based programming and has a big community providing a lot of examples and tutorials.
  3. Snap4Arduino. This is also a visual programming interface that can be run inside the Chrome web browser. Requires Firmata. See instructions how to install for Windows without admin rights.

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Root

Root

Root

This robot is magnetic and can be placed hanging on to a magnetic whiteboard like the kind used in school classrooms.

On a whiteboard Root can move around. drawing pictures, patterns and letters/numbers that its been pre coded to produce.

 

Official website:

https://rootrobotics.com

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

Root the robot was developed during robots and coding in schools research done at the Harvard University.

Coded Root is capable of producing drawings, music and can even be used for making fun games.

The robot has built-in color sensors and it can be coded to follow a specific color line through a maze of lines in different colors. Other sensors include hearing sounds and seeing light.

Block coding using the iOS app (Root Coding)

PS! iOS support only for now but an Android app in the making.

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European countries can order Root from amazon.com and the price/robot is $199 + shipping and import fees for around $77.
Robot and software is not open source.

Info for teachers:

  • For the children in age 6+.
  • Beginners, intermediate, advanced level.

The coding app (in English) for iOS has a help menu that is intended to be of guidance when getting started with Root coding.
For teachers, there are right now materials being made but one of it has yet been released.

On youtube, there are a lot of videos from users about Root and presentations of what you can do with the robot.

Math, science, motion physics, arts, music

Block coding using the iOS app (Root Coding)
PS! iOS support only for now but an Android app in the making.

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ROXs 2/ ROXs 2s

ROXs 2/ ROXs 2s

ROXs 2/ ROXs 2s

For the gym, field or court; anywhere you want to train or be trained
to improve your speed, reaction and fitness.

 

Official website:

https://www.a-champs.com/roxs-pods

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

From $99 per item

The perfect way to get kids moving, fun and entertaining.

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Info for teachers:

For all ages

The ROXs 2 box contains: 3 full sets of ROXs 2, 3 strap sets, and 1 set of the wireless charger, a USB cable and a connector when you have multiple chargers.

The ROXs 2s box contains one ROXs 2s, 8 PEBBs, a wireless charger and a strap set.

All kinds of action in every subject.

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Scottie Go!

Scottie Go!

Scottie Go!

Scottie Go! is an innovative game to teach programming. It is a combination of cardboard tiles, which are used by the players to create programming commands, and an app that sets tasks and scans the proposed solutions that set Scottie and other characters in motion.

 

Official website:

https://scottiego.com/en/

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

An app can be downloaded directly from the website or from a dedicated platform store (Google Play, Apple).

The app allows to scan the commands by capturing a photo or a video. Once the command has been scanned, Scottie will carry it out step by step, and the player can see if the task has been performed correctly.

Scottie Go! is an innovative game to teach programming. It is a combination of cardboard tiles, which are used by the players to create programming commands, and an app that sets tasks and scans the proposed solutions that set Scottie and other characters in motion.

The game has 91 quests divided into 10 modules, which provide several dozen hours of great fun and learning.

Materials in Polish:

 

65 EUR (edu version)

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Info for teachers:

The game is designed for children from the age of 6.

Education version of the game (Scottie Go! Edu) gives you access to a range of accompanying materials, including educational materials and solutions, lesson scenarios, syllabi, descriptions of implementations, etc. The downloads are available at: https://scottiego.com/flatsg/edu-scottiego/teaching-aids

A unique programming interface, in the form of tiles, makes the game child-friendly and, furthermore, it allows children to work in teams without the fear that some of them will be less involved in the work.

Whilst the game can be played by a single player, Scottie Go! provides great teamwork fun in groups of 2-3 persons.

Because Scottie Go! involves all basic concepts of programming, ranging from basic instructions, loops, conditionals to variables and functions, it can be used as a basic tool to introduce and teaching programming. Thanks to the modular content, it can serve as a supplement of other tools that have previously been used to teach programming.

Programming the robot is done with tiles that are used to write commands which will be performed by Scottie. They also have a defined goal: they allow players to acquire basic programming concepts such as loops, conditionals, variables or functions.

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Scribbler 3

Scribbler 3

Scribbler 3

A robust, easy-to-use S3 robot. Simple enough to set up in minutes. Programming, robotics, and even integrating math and art are all possible with the S3.

 

Official website:

https://www.parallax.com/product/28333

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

$199.00 per item

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The Scribbler 3 (S3) robot is good for students and teachers to begin their STEM/STEAM journey.  The robust, easy-to-use S3 robot is simple enough to set up in minutes, and is powerful enough to teach engaging activities throughout the school year.  Programming, robotics, and even integrating math and art are all possible with the S3.

Info for teachers:

  • Age 8+
  • Beginners and intermediate levels

Both graphical programming tools reveal the underlying text-based code – C for BlocklyProp and Spin for the Scribbler GUI – for advanced users.

  • STEAM programs combining art with robotics technology and math.
  • After-school robotics clubs.
  • Robotics and programming competitions.
  • All levels.

The BlocklyProp online tool is the S3 robot’s primary programming environment Free BlocklyProp graphical online programming on Chromebook, Windows, and Mac.

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SIFTEO

SIFTEO

SIFTEO

Sifteo Cubes are an interactive gaming platform. The cubes are ‘motion-aware’ and 1.5-inch in size with touch screens. They are designed for use by players ages six and up.

 

Official website:

https://venturebeat.com/2014/12/23/sifteos-intelligent-cubes-go-open-source-after-disappointing-commercial-run/

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

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The starter pack contains (contained) six cubes, a charging dock and AC adapter, a USB dongle, two free games, 500 points to spend on other titles and can be yours for £230 (ext VAT).

https://www.ebay.com/p/Sifteo-Cubes-Intelligent-Play-Interactive-Game-System-Age-7/1601507880 $ 59.99

It seems that they have stopped producing Sifteo robots and have shut things down a few years ago.

This announcement is on the facebook site: “We’re excited to announce that we have joined 3D Robotics! Thank you, everyone, who has been a part of the Sifteo journey. http://farewell.sifteo.com/”  24.07.2014

https://www.teachprimary.com/tried_and_tested/view/sifteo-cubes

Info for teachers:

Ages 6 and up

Key Stage: KS2, KS3

Sifteo Cubes are a hands-on interactive game system. You can turn cubes, shake them, press down on them, and connect them with each other. Each cube contains a tiny computer chip and is connected to other cubes, sensing their motion and position through a wireless network to the Sifteo application on a nearby computer.

You can use the cubes to bring characters to life in a storytelling game, crack codes, match shapes, find your way through mazes, see addition and subtraction in action, unscramble pictures, test your reflexes, practise your spelling and much more. You can even code and create your own games using Sifteo’s innovative Creativity Kit.

Sifteo comes with desktop software that allows you to browse and play games, create your own with the Sifteo Creativity Kit, and find more in the Sifteo store.

There is a software developers kit but it requires that you know the programming language C. There is also a Creativity Kit which does allow you to change some of what you might call the “vocabulary” of the games (the letters and words) but only allows limited changes to the grammar – the underlying structure – of the games.

 

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Sphero SPRK+

Sphero SPRK+

Sphero SPRK+

The Sphero SPRK is a robotic ball which takes the mechanisms used to control toys such as the BB-8 droid and uses them as a way to teach children and adults the basics of coding.

 

Official website:

https://www.sphero.com/

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

Sphero Edu app available for download on iOS, Android, Kindle, Mac, Windows, and Chrome.

SPRK+ is just a matter of selecting that particular robot from the list of options (which also includes Sphero 2.0, Sphero Mini, and BB-8) and tapping your phone against the ball. Once it’s connected, the robot will light up and be ready to use. It employs Bluetooth for the connection, and has around a 30m range.

More apps for Sphero https://www.gamecrate.com/5-best-games-play-your-sphero/7917

Yes, for example the Chariot Challenge, Bridge Challenge and the Sphero Robotics Challenge.

$129.99 per item

Info for teachers:

For beginners. Children from 6 years old can use it.

Program a painting. Navigate a maze. Mimic the solar system. Swim across the water. Have a dance party… The only limit is your imagination.

 

SPRK+ will foster a love of robotics, coding, and STEAM principles… all through play.

Now you can program your Sphero with blocks or text-based code. Kids can learn to program the robot with blocks then evolve to coding with OVAL which, in turn, can help familiarize them with how C, C++, Python, Ruby, and other languages work. However, coding your Sphero with OVAL is not required. OVAL simply provides a path for kids who want to evolve from block programming to other languages.

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Thymio 2

Thymio 2

Thymio 2

Thymio is an open source robot to assist the teacher in the digital education era. Thymio is a small robot which will allow you to discover the universe of robotics and learn a robot’s language.

You will be able to program it and carry out numerous experiments. With Thymio, the basics of robotics and programming become notions everyone can discover, whatever their age.

 

Official website:

https://www.thymio.org/en:thymio

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

Approximately 220 € per item.

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Website is user friendly and easy to navigate.

Info for teachers:

Age 6+

3D printed accessories, remote control, posters, teachers guide (PDF), reference card VPL, tutorial VPL, challenge pack, paper craft

Math, arts and crafts, science, physics

Visual programming language (VPL), blockly, Scratch, text programming Aseba

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