The 2020 has seen some notable additions to the consumer robot market! We have several entries in robotic toys, in the robotic entertainment and in the smart home assistants ! Here is the list of the Top 10 robotic toys choosen by features & fun criteria!
We are here to help you to find the best robot for your home, for your kids or your partner ! It’s always better to be prepared with the perfect gift, instead of rushing to the last day :).
1st – Tobbie II
Following the popularity of MoFUN diy kit (aka Tobbie ), Tobbie II bring a great balance between fun and features : a full Micro:Bit processor as brain with a series of sensors like accelerometers, bluetooth connection, programmable LEDs, infrared sensors all packed in a cute robot. Tobbie II can be programmed using the Arduino Idle , Python or the included free mobile app using drag & drop coding blocks !
- Comes as a assembly Kit with easy instructions for assembly
- Controls using mobile app
- Program it using Arduino IDE or Python
- Explore and learn from it’s surrounding
- Can move in all directions!
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2nd – PIXI by Clementoni
Pixy is a programmable robot toy by Clementoni ( for kids 8+). The robot has a color screen, that is used to interact and show emotions, also the robot is programmable via the mobile app and it has several games and “cubes” that give direct commands. Its colorful, easy to use , it works offline and has a free mobile app!
- Pixy has 10 active game modes with special cubes
- By inserting one of the cubes on his back, you enable games like : line following, sumo, avoid obstacles, escape or follow a prey, dance or strike activity.
- Control Pixy’s movements in Real Time
- Take care of Pixy with games
- learn “bloky” programming
- Draw in your tablet and your painting will appear in the screen of the robot
Buy Pixy robot by Clementoni here:
Pixy App download here : Amazon Store
3rd – DJI Robomaster S1
The DJI RoboMaster S1 is a tank robot to assemble with kids and code into a “battle bot” for challenging friends!
The robot is camera-equipped remote-controlled car, built with the mature software technology available for DJI Drones : the S1 can be driven using a mobile app, or coded to move on its own. It’s equipped with 31 sensors that help it map its environment, and it can move in 360 degrees thanks to omni-directional wheels
4th – Marty the dancing robot
Marty the dancing robot is fun to build , it has good step-to-step instructions and fun to code. It has a nice appearance and is nice to have sitting on the desk. Its movements are particularly enjoyable, and a great dancer.
Marty the robot is a creation by the Dr Sandy Enoch , he came up with the idea of an assembly robotic kit, inspired to the opensource Otto DIY and BOB , while completing his PhD at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
- came as an assembly kit with instructions
- can run on RaspberryPi
- Wifi controlled
- x9 force sensor motors
- Orientation sensors and gyroscope
- Can be customised using 3D printed parts or adding more sensors
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5th – Boxer Robot
Boxer Robot is a playful friend and also is an interactive remote control toy robot, it’s packed with lots of fun features and the cutest personality!
It will laughs, shouts, sings, dances, performs stunts and farts… really loudly!
Boxer Robot is similar to Anki Cozmo robot with a more playful and interactive personality!
- go kart
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6th – Anki Cozmo
The Anki Cozmo robot is fun right out of the box, but that’s just the beginning. His abilities and skills develop constantly with frequent app updates, to provide new ways to learn and play. We recommend Cozmo for a perfect Christmas Gift!
- Face recognition software allows him to recognise faces and people
- Controls and camera vision feed though the app
- Play with you and interact it’s cube toys
- Explore and learn from it’s surrounding
- Program it using Code Lab
8th – TacoBot
Tacobot is the world’s first stackable robot aiming to bring kids an intuitive and interesting way to learn and play. Like the famous LEGO, the robot’s components motors, head, arms, sensors are “blocks” with different color and different function that can be stacked to make behave the robot in different ways!
The kit include everything you need to start, just stack your component and play!
9th – Cubee dancing robot
Cubee is a cute baby robot that dance, tell stories and play music! You can move it around with the remote and change it’s expression. Differently to more more expensive and complex robot ( similar to Boxer Robot and Aniki Vector) Cubee doesn’t interact when not utilized but more oriented to a kid toys than a robot.
9th – MiBro
MiBro kid’s remote robot isn’t just a robot you watch, he’s a robot that’s totally under your control at your wishes!
Using his remote control you can communicate with them from a distance of 10 meters .
You can change MiBro’s voice using MiBro’s voice changer function and you can choose the Normal voice function or using MiBro’s Helium voice.
Accessories includes :
- blaster gun to shot other robots
- ball for playing with friends
- a trail to carry items around your home with your MiBro!
10th – KittenBot OTTO
You will build your KittenBot-Otto and its personality : learn the logical connection between code and action, and by assembling to understand how its components works.