There are literally hundreds of coding robots available for sale today. Small, big, expensive and inexpensive. It can be a daunting task for a parent to sift through so many choices. Even then you can be left confused which one is the one worth buying for your child. Luckily, at EvQ AI we have tested endless number of coding robots over the past 12 months to put together this curated list of the best STEM coding robots that are available today. Robots we chose are perfect for learning STEM and coding at school and at home.
Anki Vector Coding Robot is powered by AI and advanced robotics. He has its own personality and is engaged by sight and reacts to sound and touch. Vector supports Amazon Alexa. When you set up Alexa you will be able to do the following: set different reminders, control your smart home devices like lights, speakers, and thermostats, and so many other things. Vector is powered by Qualcomm 200 Platform and features Beamforming 4-Microphone Array, Ultra-Wide HD Camera, Drop Sensors, IR Laser Scanner, 6-Axis Inertial Measurement Unit, Hi-Resolution Display and Wi-Fi. Please note that while we are sad to hear that Anki no longer makes this product, Anki has officially stated that they will provide long term support for this incredible robot. Limited quantities. UPC: 810559020875
ClicBot Coding Robot (Starter Kit) makes STEM learning fun. It is a perfect toy robot not only for playing but also for education. ClicBot is intelligent and can see, feel and even think. Also, it can dance and drive. Kids can program ClicBot not matter their skill level. All they need is their creativity. They can but the basic version in just 3 minutes, no coding necessary. For those that want to dig deeper ClicBot is fully programmable. Drag and drop interface is based on Blockly. Download free ClicBot app from Apple App Store or Google Play to control the robot. UPC: 195213000005
One of the smartest and coolest educational coding robots you can find today is without a question the DJI RoboMaster S1. Experience science, mathematics, physics, coding, AI and much more. If you are interested in STEM and learning AI, RoboMaster S1 is a game changing educational tool. S1 helps kids and adults alike with AI learning, giving them great introduction to the world of AI. S1 supports Scratch 3.0 & Python. RoboMaster S1 programming guide can be found here. Requires iOS or Android app which can be downloaded here. UPC: 190021341784
iRobot Root rt0 Coding Robot is not your regular robot. It surely does not look like your typical robot with robotic legs, arms or wheels. It looks like a joystick from the 1980’s. What it lacks in cool futuristic appearance, rt0 makes it up in experience. Kids learn to code through art, music and exploration, and it is the combination of these activities that makes iRobot Root rt0 so unique. It will keep kids and parents engaged for hours. rt0 features 3 learning Levels. It is easy for those just starting out, but can be challenging for experienced coders. Coding is done through iRobot Coding App. This is the perfect STEM toy for families who want to spend time together and learn. UPC: 885155024756
AstroBot Series: Cosmos Kit is a popular coding robot from UBTECH Robotics. This kit is perfect to motivate kids to learn about robotics, coding and STEM. Kids can program and code AstroBot, Rover, Astron but also can build and code their own robots to explore and move with the help of JIMU app and five robotic servo motors. Cosmos Kit also includes bluetooth speaker, IR sensor and a Bluetooth speaker. This kit comes with 387 interlocking and interchangeable parts. Download the JIMU app here. AstroBot Series: Cosmos Kit is STEM Authenticated Educational Product. UPC: 858119007270
LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox is the perfect toy to improve kid’s STEM and problem solving skills. LEGO BOOSTS is ideal for kids ages 7 and older, and is an incredible, fun and easy way to learn the basics of coding, engineering and robotics. There are no limits to kid’s creativity and imagination as they complete activities and unlock new coding blocks. Five models can be built using the LEGO BOOST set and kids can bring their creation to life using LEGO BOOST app that is available for iOS, Android and Kindle smart devices. UPC: 673419292108
With LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 youngsters can unleash their creativity and build five different robots using the incredible EV3 App. When they are ready to take the challenge to the next level, they can use advanced programming features of the EV3 software on PC or Mac. Brain of the EV3 is the Intelligent EV3 Brick. It features fast ARM9 processor, USB port, WiFi connection, Micro SD card reader, backlit buttons and four motor ports. Another cool feature is the infrared sensor system that enables robots to track and find the remote control. UPC: 673419193054
LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor 51515 lets kids enter the incredible world of programmable robots. Kids can create five robots or vehicles with the help of the LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor App. Then they can bring them to life by using coding and completing fun activities and super cool missions. Building and coding robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor kit is the perfect way for kid’s to push their creativity while developing their STEM skills.
Miko 2 is a robot like no other. This state of the art robot can identify, remember and recollect faces, objects around it and even its surroundings. Noise cancellation mics can understand your kids voice and AI learns their preferences. There are literally millions of cool topics and educational lessons that can be selected by you for your child and are intelligently and beautifully delivered by Miko 2. Where Miko 2 excels is that it makes learning fun through conversations. It can also play music and dance. When it is bedtime it tells stories. When it is time to have fun it tells riddles, rhymes and fun-facts. Best of all, Miko 2 is totally safe for kids. Your kids data is protected with end to end encryption. Download Miko 2 app for iOS and Android.
Sphero BOLT Coding Robot is a super advanced robotic ball. Its limits are only kids imagination and creativity. It is perfect for learning STEM and coding at school and at home, and is ideal for both teachers and students. You can visit Sphero educational guide here. Sphero BOLT features programmable sensors and a colorful LED light matrix that can display custom graphics. It also features very advanced robot sensors, and kids can learn a lot about robotics in addition to playing educational games. Long four hour battery life on a single charge will ensure playtime for many hours. Sphero BOLT is recommended for grades 3+ and ages 8+. UPC: 817961022619
According to Sphero, RVR is made for makers, hackers and coders. We totally agree. This robot was made to be customized to make it completely unique as you. RVR features powerful motor and includes endless sensors that can be programmed and hacked. In addition, kids can play educational games, create their own, and learn how to code using the Sphero Edu App. RVR is the perfect STEM toy for kids and even adults of all ages. UPC: 817961022862
Cue is another award winning coding robot from Wonder Workshop. Much like Dash, Cue is perfect for kids that are interested in coding. It is particularly useful for kids that want to transition from block code to text based coding. Cue’s motors and sensors work together to provide precise and versatile behavior while reacting in real time to its surroundings. Cue will inspire kids to sharpen their problem solving skills through coding, engineering, and design. Download the companion app here. UPC: 857793005671
Wonder Workshop Dash Coding Robot is the perfect STEM toy combining learning and fun play. It will push kids creativity and thinking skills. Kids can program Dash, who is packed with sensors, to do fun things like move, dance, light up, make cool sounds, avoid things in their way and even respond to kids voice. How is that for a friendly robot. This award winning robot guides kids of all levels (from beginners to advanced) through a library of in app challenges. What a great way to inspire tomorrow’s inventors, developers and scientists. Believe it or not today Dash is used in over 20, 000 schools. Download the companion app here. UPC: 857793005008