Wonder Workshop burst onto the scene in 2014 with Dash and Dot, a pair of robots that helped teach younger children coding basics in a fun and entertaining package. Two years later, more than 12,000 schools across the United States are using the technology to help educate kids as young as 6.
And now the company is following up that success with its latest robot – Cue.
Full of personality
You can even have a conversation with Cue using the companion iOS app.
Designed for ages 11 and up, think of Cue as a grown-up version of Dash with some new tricks up its sleeve.
Packed with technology, the Cue features new AI systems, precision motors, proximity sensors, IR receivers and transmitters, and microphones and speaker.
Connecting to an iPhone or iPad via Bluetooth, there are four major ways to interact with the robot.
In chat mode, you can send and receive fun text messages with Cue powered by a library of 30,000 responses and 170,000 words. As the name suggests, Control allows anyone to drive the robot around and even activate automatic driving modes.
With Create, kids are provided a fun environment to use all of the different sensors.
Kids can even choose their favorite avatar for the Cue. Each of the four available have different personalities, expressions, and actions.
You can preorder Cue now directly from Wonder Workshop for $199.99. It will be available through the company and other outlets like Amazon.com starting late next week – Thursday, Sept. 28.
Get creative with Dot
The Dot Creativity Kit offers fun challenges for younger children that help teach coding basics.
And the Cue isn’t the only new addition from the company. The Dot Creativity Kit stars the smaller robot and is made to entertain and educate.
Along with Dot, the kit comes with 20 fun project cards, 10 costume changes, and many other accessories. Kids can do fun activities like bowl with the robot, create a working mood lamp, protect a room from intruders, and more.
A building brick connector will also allow kids to use LEGO bricks.
It’s compatible with three different apps from Wonder Workshop and offers tons of other challenges, puzzles, and just play.
The Dot Creativity Kit retails for $79.99 and can also preordered starting today on the company’s site. It will start shipping and be available at a number of other retailers on the same day as Cue.