Do you remember the Tamagotchi craze back in the 90s? They were kind of our introduction to mainstream interactive robots. While the toy is making a comeback, today’s robots are far more interactive and may even teach you a few things along the way. Plus, it’s more affordable than you might think to own your very own robot.
Interactive Robots You’ll Want to Bring Home
Easily control one of these interactive robots with just a hand motion or the free app. MiP is an adorable robot that rolls along on two wheels and quickly becomes a part of your everyday life. It’ll carry items (up to its own weight) for you, play games, interact with other smart devices, and much more.
WowWee only sales through retailers, such as Amazon and Target, but you can buy your own MiP for around $60. Or, check out some of WowWee’s other interactive robots.
Whether you’re a Star Wars fan or just love cute, round robots, the BB-8 App Enabled Droid is for you. It’s your own personal BB-8 for just $149.99. It becomes your rolling companion as you control its movements with the companion app. You can send it out on special patrols and even view holographic messages. It’ll even interact with you while you watch Star Wars.
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The iRobot Create 2 Programmable Robot is ideal for the creative mind. It’s designed to become whatever you want it to be. It’s shaped like the popular Roomba robotic vacuum, but you’re able to build and program it to your needs. You’re even able to attach your own robotic equipment, such as a camera and different sensors.
It’s created as a STEM tool, but it’s perfect for anyone who wants to explore robotics and interact with robots in a hands-on environment. You can start the fun for just $199.99.
The MOSS Zombonitron 1600 is actually multiple interactive robots in one amazing kit. It’s designed to spark your creativity. The kit comes complete with a variety of pieces to create your very own robots. While it comes with instructions for some base robots, the rest is completely up to you. It’s $199.95 to see what your mind can come up with.
If you’re looking for interactive robots that are cute, yet simple, Zoomer Kitty might be purrfect for you. She’s designed to not just look like a cat, but to interact with you like a cat. From pouncing and playing to nuzzling against you, it’s like having your own kitty, but without a litter box.
Shouldn’t interactive robots seem more like you? The Meccano Meccanoid Personal Robot strives to become your new best friend. With 2- and 4-feet tall versions, you’re able to build a robot that walks and responds to voice commands. It could even walk around with you as you do errands.
You’re able to build your own. Go for humanoid or something else entirely. The largest kit costs around $300.
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