Whether it’s the KOOV coding kit by Sony Global Education, the LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox, or the Anki Cozmo programming robot, parents have a wide selection of engaging smart toys designed to introduce their children to basics programming language. With most of the smart toys coming with intuitive apps and SDK platforms, revolutionary robots like the Anki Cozmo are constantly being upgraded with state-of-the-art features.
Anki Cozmo’s Code Lab
Making iReviews’ Best Smart Toys list of 2017, the Anki Cozmo is a coding robot that has recently benefited from an all-new upgrade. Cozmo, a Pixar-inspired robot, has added its own Code Lab – introducing children to the basics of programming in the most engaging way imaginable. With an ever-growing list of grade schools adopting Anki as a way of introducing children to the world of science and technology, the Code Lab is a welcomed upgrade.
The recent focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) in school curriculums has boosted Anki’s popularity to new heights – selling their robot out over the Christmas holiday. Even Georgia Tech has integrated the technology in its Introduction to Perception and Robotics course. As you can image, the unveiling of a free Code Lab is a big deal in the world of education and is having a widespread impact.
Scratch Blocks Coding System
Based on the revolutionary Scratch Blocks coding system designed jointly by Google and MIT, kids now have the advantage of learning all sorts of programming languages. Due it its small size, groundbreaking vision system, and a database filled with hundreds of facial expressions, Anki Cozmo is a programming kit powered by artificial intelligence. The more Anki learns about its environment, the more sophisticated Anki becomes.
With the free Coding Lab update available to everyone starting today (June 28th), kids will have access to a new suite of drag n’ drop coding sequences – making the Anki Cozmo one of the most advanced smart toys on the market. Whether it’s controlling the Cozmo robot to move forward, raise its arms, tilting its head, or simply activating a favorite facial express, Anki’s smart toy makes programming a fun experience. Kids get to see the fruits of their labor almost instantly in a highly engaging manner.
Based in San Francisco, Anki is dedicated to bringing artificial intelligence and consumer robotics to our everyday lives. Founded in 2010 by Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute graduates, Anki creates consumer entertainment experiences using technology that was once confined to robotics labs and research institutes. Anki was recently named one of the top 50 most innovative companies in the world by Fast Company.