Kibo allows young tinkerers to build a robot using supplied modular components, personalize it with art designs and then program it to do their bidding using colored program blocks
Kibo appeals to children interested in technology and gadgetry, and also taps into arty types and those who enjoy making things using their hands
The Kibo robot kit from KinderLab Robotics
Professor Marina Umaschi Bers and Mitch Rosenberg of KinderLab Robotics
KinderLab Robotics has launched a new robot building and programming platform called Kibo that's designed for youngsters from 4 years and up. After customizing and personalizing a two-wheeled base unit, the kids can tell the robot what they want it to do by grabbing some colorful wooden blocks, putting them in order according to a specific function and scanning their bar codes into the base in sequence. Pressing a button will then start the program running and the robot creation springs to life.
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