Teaching kids science and technology is much easier when you have the right tools. There are already plenty of cool gadgets and apps that can teach kids coding. These 12 app smart STEM robots can also teach your young ones science, tech, and even new languages:
SPRK+: a robotic ball that teaches kids basic concepts of coding through play. It can be taught to navigate a maze, mimic the solar system, and perform other tasks.
Professor Einstein: an educational robot for kids that talks, walks, and uses gestures and expressions to teach children science.
Coder MiP: a programmable balancing robot with app control for kids. It has a drag & drop interface for commands and can react to clapping and hand gestures.
Vortex: connects to your iOS / Android device via Bluetooth and relies on sensors to move and react to your commands. It has 4 pre-installed games.
Codeybot: this STEM robot is designed to teach your kids coding through a graphical programming interface. It has a customizable LED display and can self-balance or dance.
EMYS: this cute robot teaches your kids new languages. It recognizes kids’ facial expressions and movements and respond to touch thanks to sensors on its body. The robot stands 1.5 and has WiFi/Bluetooth.
Niryo One: an open source 6-axis robotic arm with 3D printed parts. It is powered by Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and ROS. You can control it using a smartphone, computer, or joystick.
Abilix Oculus: a cute robot with a visual, ultrasonic, and collision sensor and 5 programming apps. Oculus 5 has 5 motors, 19 LEDs, 2 speakers, and a display screen.
PLEN2: an Arduino compatible robot with visual programming tools. It is compatible with iOS and Android devices.
Dobot M1: a programmable robot arm for makers and educators. It is useful for 3D printing, engraving, soldering, and picking up and moving objects. It is ready for developers who need a more sophisticated solution. Dobot Magician is also worth a look.
Kamibot: an interactive paper robot for kids. It has IR sensors to follow lines and ultrasound sensors to detect obstacles. A servo motor moves its head.
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