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We’re super excited about two new robots named “Bo” and “Yana” that are part of a programmable system for kids called Play-i. We’ve been following their development for the last few weeks and are excited to see the amazing support and excitement around it.

The main concept behind the system is the combination of a very simple and graphical bluetooth-based remote control app with a pair of moving robot toys to let kids control and set up programs for arm, eye, gesture, and wheel commands. The system is set up to encourage learning by introducing coding in the context of storytelling, and aimed at a variety of age groups to enable even preschoolers to begin coding. (Different interfaces are geared at different age groups.)

Below is a screenshot of the interface, and you can learn more about the project at the Play-i website or in this video.

Posted by: Carla Diana

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