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Robot Holiday Gift Guide 2016

We've rounded up 11 robots that will be great gifts for the neat freaks, techies, wannabe coders, and drone fanatics on your holiday shopping list.
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10 Best Robots & Drones of CES 2017
By Steve Crowe · 13 January, 2017 • Here are the best robots and drones from CES 2017.
Lego Boost Robotics Kit Teaches Kids How to Code
By Steve Crowe · 4 January, 2017 • At CES 2017 Lego introduced a new brand of robotics kits called Lego Boost. Lego Boost is not replacing the popular Lego Mindstorms robotics kits. Boost is aimed at introducing younger kids to the basics of programming.
Robot Holiday Gift Guide 2016
By Steve Crowe · 9 December, 2016 • We've rounded up 11 robots that will be great gifts for the neat freaks, techies, wannabe coders, and drone fanatics on your holiday shopping list.
Top 20 Black Friday Robot Deals
By Steve Crowe · 23 November, 2016 • We round up our favorite Black Friday deals on drones, robot vacuums, robot toys, and virtual assistants.
UBTECH’s Jimu Educational Robots Help Build STEM Skills
By Steve Crowe · 4 November, 2016 • UBTECH Robotics has launched a new line of Jimu Robot kits designed to enhance the STEM skills and interest of kids ages 8-14. The programming is done with Blockly code in the companion Jimu Robot App.
Sumo Robot League: Robots & Sports Spark STEM Interest
By Steve Crowe · 28 October, 2016 • The Robotics Trends Show talks with the Sumo Robot League about how it's combining robotics and sports to address STEM education for middle school and high school students.
Tap and Go: Kids Code Plobot With Cards
By RT Staff · 27 October, 2016 • The new Arduino-based Plobot has a unique way of introducing kids to coding robots. Kids simply tap command cards against Plobot's head to automatically create a program the robot follows.
How Robots Are Impacting Education in Europe
By Marianne Andersen & Ulla Meyrick · 25 May, 2016 • Robots are proving themselves useful, both as a teaching tool and a technology for kids to study. Here's how Europe is incorporating robots into their education system.
Ziro Gesture-Controlled Robot Kit Launches on Indiegogo
By Steve Crowe · 19 April, 2016 • The Ziro gesture-controlled robotics kit lets you design, build and animate robots, controlling them with the lift of a finger or a flick of the wrist.
5 Robots Seeking Your Crowdfunding Support
By Steve Crowe · 23 February, 2016 • A roundup of the hottest robotics projects currently raising money on Indiegogo and Kickstarter.
Customizable CellRobot is 100 Robots in One
By Steve Crowe · 14 January, 2016 • We get hands on with CellRobot, a customizable modular robot that can be assembled in hundreds of different combinations to perform many tasks.
LEGO WeDo 2.0 Teaches Kids to Love Robotics
By Steve Crowe · 7 January, 2016 • LEGO's WeDo 2.0 robotics kit comes with a number of Lego bricks and uses a drag-and-drop interface for writing basic applications. The kit also includes a Bluetooth Low Energy-based hub that connects to a motor, as well as motion and tilt sensors.
10 Popular Robot Toys for Christmas 2015
By Steve Crowe · 4 December, 2015 • Looking for the perfect robot toy for your child? Here are the hottest robot toys for the 2015 Christmas season that are entertaining and educational.
UC Davis Releases Free Tools for Teaching Robotics
By RT Staff · 15 October, 2015 • The University of California, Davis has released free robotics and computing tools for teachers, including the RoboBlockly web-based simulator that uses a simple puzzle-piece interface to program virtual Linkbot and Lego robots. Constructing programs with blocks also generates code that can control real robots.
Meet Cannybots: 3D Printable Robot Cars Blowing Up on Kickstarter
By Steve Crowe · 29 September, 2015 • New Cannybots robot race cars have launched on Kickstarter, combiningslot car racing with Lego-style assembly. Cannybots are 3D printable, open source Bluetooth-enabled toy cars that can be controlled using tablets, smartphones, and a Raspberry Pi.

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