5 Best Robot Toys for Kids

A look at five robot toys that will keep your kids entertained and maybe even spark their interest in robotics.

Photo Caption: Anki's Cozmo robot toy uses an emotion engine and artificial intelligence to come to life, play games, and evolve over time. (Photo Credit: Anki)

As an engineer formerly in manufacturing, I’ve had the opportunity to work with robotics, and even design and set up automation cells.

Though it’s not all fun - sometimes it seemed like these electronic “beings” simply don’t want to cooperate - for some reason I was driven to learn about, work with, and now write about automation.

Though I’ve always been curious about how things worked, the vision of robotics - whether realistic or not - that I saw in cartoons or science fiction like Star Wars certainly influenced this love of technology.

In my mind I thought, how amazing is it that we could, in the future, build something that walks and talks like a human! Besides reruns of Transformers, if you want to inspire your kid’s interest in robotics, here are a few toys that should spark that curiosity. Perhaps he or she might even allow you to “borrow” it after bedtime.

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About the Author

Jeremy S. Cook · Jeremy is an engineer with 10 years experience and has a BSME from Clemson University. A lifelong maker and experimenter, he now writes about technology and builds anything that comes into his mind!
Contact Jeremy S. Cook: jscook55@gmail.com  ·  View More by Jeremy S. Cook.
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Comments

Jasper_BoT · August 1, 2016 · 11:23 am

Hey, great list. But my favorite robot toy for kids is Tinkerbots (tinkerbots.com). It’s a robot building set.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud5vK_hmmLI


Jasper_BoT · August 1, 2016 at 11:23 am

Hey, great list. But my favorite robot toy for kids is Tinkerbots (tinkerbots.com). It’s a robot building set.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud5vK_hmmLI


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