Top 6 Educational Robots Coming in 2017


Photo 2 of 6

WowWee Elmoji Coding Robot

Ages: 3+
Price: $59.99
Shipping: Q3/Q4 of 2017

WowWee Robotics and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, are co-developing the Elmoji Coding Robot. Designed for children three years and older, Elmoji teaches children basic programming skills using the "language" of visual emojis.

Elmoji, an abbreviation for Elmo and his Emoji friends, uses a free app guides early readers and pre-readers to test their problem-solving skills and play games that control Elmojiā€™s actions. Elmoji also reacts to physical stimulation such as tilting and shaking, with dynamic sounds and thousands of animations on his LCD screen.

A 2015 study found that kids who watch "Sesame Street" do better in elementary school. In fact, the study said "Sesame Street" may be the biggest and most affordable early childhood intervention out there, at a cost of just a few dollars per child per year. So coding robots and Sesame Street characters make a perfect combo.

More about Elmoji

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,...

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

Self-Driving Taxis Giving Rides During CES 2018
Aptiv and Lyft have teamed up to give CES 2018 attendees self-driving taxi...