What is the best robot toy? Robots are ones of the most popular movie characters among children, so no wonder that robot toys are in demand. Still, it is not that easy to select the one that will suit your kid’s needs. To begin with, there are two main types of robot toys — programmable and non-programmable.
The former ones are programmed using specific codes, with some models being capable of moving autonomously. Just look at this programmable Meccano-Erector M.A.X Robotic Interactive Toy with artificial intelligence. It is equipped with infrared sensors allowing the toy to move around flat surfaces and overcome obstacles.
The non-programmable models are guided by an external device or activated by voice. It is noteworthy that some programmable models may also have the remote control. A good example is the R2-D2 App-Enabled Droid. It does not have a remote control device by is guided remotely via an application that needs to be downloaded to your smartphone. In our assessment, robot toys with remote regulation are preferable for kids as they involve more human participation and, therefore, your kid will not lose interest in playing with such a toy.
When shopping for a robot toy, consider what type of skills it requires to make sure that your kid will cope with the task. Also, keep in mind that some models come pre-assembled while others need to be constructed. And finally, in case your kid is going to play with a robot toy outdoors, you should choose a waterproof model.