Anki’s palm-sized Cozmo can play games and dance around, but now the adorable robot can teach your kids to code. Starting today, Cozmo owners will be able to program their playful robot pals using Code Lab, a visual programming platform for beginners. The platform is similar to MIT’s Scratch and takes a
The company’s first product will arrive next year
Sphero is mainly known for its connected toys, like Star Wars’ BB-8, but now the company wants to bring advanced robotics into homes and offices with its own spin-off Misty Robotics. The newfangled robotics startup aims to build personal robots for home and office use, and it’s secured $11.5 million in
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Sony, known for home appliances and gaming consoles, has developed a new toy hoping to change future generation’s outlook on engineering. Toio is a new robot-centric “game console” from Sony. At the core of Toio are tiny robotic cubes on wheels. The cubes aren’t really the toy itself but rather
No more pulling weeds by hand!
Maintaining a flower garden or vegetable bed usually entails pulling stubborn, pesky weeds. Luckily, Joe Jones, the creator of Roomba, and his team at Franklin Robotics have a solution. Tertill is a solar-powered robot for weeding your home garden beds. It’s round and plucky like a Roomba and comes with weatherproofing and
The update is compatible with Lego, Sphero, and Parrot products.
Last year Apple launched Swift Playgrounds, a project to teach coding in a fun and easy manner that kids would enjoy. Swift Playgrounds teaches computer programming through a nifty iPad app. The interface is similar to sites like Codecademy, but it’s more colorful and visually entertaining, making it perfect for kids.
Most drones are hefty to haul around and especially cumbersome when all you’re trying to do is take a selfie. A selfie stick is okay, but that has its limitations. What you ought to try is a portable drone. These easy-to-lug-around drones have largely been introduced to the market in the
Drones are hefty to haul around, especially when all you’re trying to do is snap a selfie. A selfie stick is alright, but you’re really limiting yourself. What you ought to try is the Dobby drone from Zerotech. This portable quadcopter folds up, fits in your pocket, and captures photos
Is this the drone we’ve been looking for?
Drone makers are racing to shrink their units down for maximum portability and usability. Last year, a handful of companies brought to market portable, pocket-sized drones built for on-the-go use, and DJI unveiled one of the smallest, most high-quality drones on the market, the Mavic Pro. Spark, DJI’s newest drone,