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Do the Robot

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One day, our mechanical offspring will inherit Earth. Until then, let these bots do your bidding.

Kano Kits

Connecting the digital world to the physical, these kits, Pixel and Speaker - can be coded to react to your apps: taking photos, displaying images and playing sounds.

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Dyson 360 Eye

Robot vacuum cleaners are our proto-robo-butlers. This eschews the laser guidance of lesser cleaning droids in favor of all-round vision that identifies and maps its surroundings. 

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Built by robotics experts, this palm-sized “toy” can recognize faces, express emotions and learn from its interactions. The consumer robotics revolution quietly and playfully starts here.

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Created as a Japanese store greeter capable of advanced emotional response, this child-sized android is now available as a family companion.

Parrot Disco FPV 

FPV stands for first person view. This 50 mph fixed-wing drone lets you see and record the world in 1080p full HD through its eyes, via VR headset-style “cockpitglasses.”

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Sphero SPRK+

While Sphero’s BB-8 is a sci-fi toy, this is pure science - programmable bot that teaches our next generation of scientists (aged 4 and above) how to master complex robotics.

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