Looking for some of the best robot toys ideas? Look no further. We’ve scoured the internet for some great robot toys and didn’t come away empty-handed.
The following are 9 robots designed for child play that caught our attention, in no particular order. If you haven’t yet, make sure to look at the newly re-released blast from the past from Sony.
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- Zoomer Dino
First on our list is a strong contender. Zoomer Dino is the perfect little robot for the avid dinosaur enthusiast in your life. Although intended for children we can’t see any reason ‘older’ children wouldn’t enjoy it.
You can train it to dance, chomp, roar and chase you around. Plus it can roam around, spin, roar, and goes berserk if you pull its tail.
If you’re not too keen on Zoomer Dino’s design he has many other friends to choose from.
- Wonder Workshop Dash (or dot) Robot
If your little ones have a penchant for Lego or Lego Technic systems they are bound to love this little robot. Wonder Workshop’s Dash Robot can connect to the Lego Brick system, especially the Technic series using building bricks extenders.
It is also easily programmable using the Wonder and Blockly App for iOS and Android. Children will learn the basics of coding to program the robot to dance, run, avoid obstacles, react to your voice, and many more functions.
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- 4M Tin Can Robot
4M’s Tin Can Robot is an ideal gift for bringing out your child’s creative side. The robot kit comes complete with motors and components needed to make their very own robot design.
All you need to add is an empty soft drink can to act as the robot’s body. This toy robot is ideal for children who love all things mechanical and recycling.
Who knows, this toy robot could be the beginning of a career in STEM.
- Meccano MeccaNoid G15
Coming complete with over 600 individual parts, MeccaNoid G15 could be every child’s dream robot toy. The kit features unique programming that allows children to completely personalize their own MeccaNoid.
MeccaNoid is powered by 6 motors and stands at around 61 cm tall. The fully assembled robot can even be controlled using a smart device. The assembly process is pretty straightforward and the robot comes with speech recognition.
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- WowWee MiP Toy Robot
WowWee’s MiP Toy Robot certainly looks the part. This little guy also happens to be an ideal companion to any robot loving child. The WowWee is very responsive and has a very inquisitive personality. The robot comes with dual balancing wheels that allow it to navigate a wide variety of terrain and obstacles with ease.
This robot can be ‘trained’ to follow objects and hand gestures as well be programmed to perform a variety of tasks. It also doesn’t hurt that the MiP comes reasonably priced.
As soon as you turn it on you can begin to move it around using hand gestures or via its free mobile application.
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- OWI 14-in-1 Solar Robot
OWI’s 14-in-1 Solar Robot is not 1, not 2 but a whopping 14 robot modes in 1 box. Now that’s a gift that keeps on giving! Your child can create different fully functional robot modes from cars, marine vessels to animals and other critters. But wait it doesn’t end there.
If your little one gets bored of any other 14 standard modes they can go right ahead and devise their very own design. But the best is that the kit doesn’t need any batteries, it’s solar-powered! Now, now what a bargain.
The models can be a little tricky to assemble but the challenge is certainly a rewarding one.
- Sphero BB-8
Sphero’s BB-8 has been a very popular toy since the release of ‘The Force Awakens’ a couple of years ago, and for good reason. This lovable little droid character was begging out for a robotic toy of some description and Sphero did not disappoint. Why not treat your children to their very own little BB-8 companion?
Coming in at around 23 cm tall this little BB-8 is fully programmable and simply adorable. BB-8 can be controlled using iOS or Android smart devices. Sphero’s BB8 is ready to go straight out of the box and is a very sturdy toy indeed. BB-8 even responds to voice commands.
- Deluxe Eco Robotics
Another self-assembly robot toy kit here. The Deluxe Eco Robotics kit lets your child learn about solar powered technology and basic robotics in one. Children get to engineer moving, rolling and swimming robots and have fun at the same time.
The kit comes with very detailed instructions and 190 easy to assemble parts that make the building process a real treat. Children can start at the first level for basic robot building and progress to level 2 for more of a challenge. Plus the entire set is solar powered.
This is certainly one of the best robot toys for any child who has an interest in robots.
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- Anki Cozmo
Last but by no means least on our list of some of the best robot toys is the Anki Cozmo. This is probably the best robot toy of 2017 and was one of the hottest toys of 2016.
Cozmo is loaded with personality and is compatible with iOS and Android devices, of course. The more you play with it the more games and upgrades you’ll unlock.
Cozmo won’t just move here and there, he’ll actually want to learn new things. Cozmo can also be programmed with new interactions using the Cozmo Software Developers Kit.