Top 6 Educational Robots Coming in 2017


Photo 1 of 6

Lego Boost Robotics Kit

Ages: 7+
Price: $159.99
Shipping: Second half of 2017

Lego is a household name when it comes to robotics kits. The Lego Mindstorms is perhaps the most popular robotics kit for experienced builders.

At CES 2017, Lego introduced its Lego Boost kit to introduce younger, less experienced kids to the basics of programming. Lego Boost combines building blocks with sensors, motors, and Android/iOS app control to let kids build five robots - Vernie the Robot, Frankie the Cat, the Guitar 4000, the Multi-Tool Rover 4, and Autobuilder - that can respond to stimulii. The Lego Boost base starter comes with the Move Hub, a distance/color sensor, a motor, and 843 Lego bricks.

More about Lego Boost

In this slideshow


Editors’ Picks

10 Best Robots of CES 2018
Self-driving cars were the talk of Las Vegas during CES 2018. We recap...

Top 10 AI & Robot Stories of 2017
2018 is shaping up to be a massive year for automation. But first,...

Breaking Down Autonomous Systems
Future tech: Autonomous intelligence

Robots are Learning to Pick up Objects Like Babies
UC Berkeley has developed a technique that enables robots to complete tasks...