Our annual robotic toy gift guide is back! Robot gifts provide a lot of fun and also help you understand why we, at Symbotic, are crazy about robots.
It was quite difficult to choose this year as the offering is expanding. Below are our top picks, but you can also have a look of our 2016 guide for more cool ideas.
Description: this cute little robot introduces young children to coding and sequencing in a colorful manner. Directional keys are used to enter commands that will then be followed the robot.
2. Ozobot 2.0
Age: 6 to 10
Description: this kit mixes coding and creativity for almost limitless experiences. An optical sensor reads color code sequences drawn on paper to perform its tasks.
Description: another “do-it-yourself” robot kit, this time using suction to have the Geckobot climbing windows. This kit enables the child to construct six other models to experiment the possibilities of pneumatics.
4. RoKit Smart
Description: with this kit, you can build 11 different robots (Sumo, Crab, Gorilla, etc.) and program them. But the kit also contains enough components to enable the child to create its own design.
5. Lego Boost
Age: 7 to 12
Description: It is a less expensive option to the well-known Lego Mindstorms, enabling children to use a simple graphical interface (drag-and-drop) to program their robots.
6. Littlebits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit
Description: We cannot talk about robot toys without thinking of Star Wars! Create your own Droid and experiment more than 16 different missions using a free app for step by step instructions.
Description: Another robot to assemble, this time from flat sheets and no tools are necessary. Once this is done, you can program and control it from your phone. Great quality/price ratio.
8. Sphero Mini
Description: Much more affordable than its big brother, the Sphero, you can still do many cool stuffs with it. Of course, it is smaller and less durable as you pay less, but it’s a great way to start in the Sphero universe.
9. Meccano M.A.X.
Description: like all Meccano toys, you can (almost) construct anything. This interactive kit uses artificial intelligence and programming to offer a world of possibilities.
10. Parrot Swing Minidrone
Description: it is difficult to create such a list without at least one drone. This one is a hybrid between a quadcopter and a plane. It comes with autopilot capacity and takes-off and lands vertically. Some programming is also possible.
Description: this is a 3D printed robot arm with 7 stepper motors. You can not only have the fun to build the robot, but also program it to achieve various tasks.
Age: 5 to 99
Description: after waiting for some years, this social robot is finally available. You can use it to get messages, order food online, take pictures, learn about the weather conditions, do videoconferencing and even listen to jokes.best robot holiday gifts, robot holiday gifts, symbotic