Buzzbot and Muttbot Kit, Explorer Kit and Inventor Kit to Be Offered
at Select Retailers Ahead of the Holiday Shopping Season
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–UBTECH
Robotics, the company that created the cutting-edge Alpha Series of
humanoid robots, today introduced a new line of STEM-friendly Jimu
Robots for kids and teens. The company has signed Jimu distribution
deals placing its Buzzbot and Muttbot Kit, Explorer Kit and Inventor Kit
in select retailers including Toys R Us, Best Buy, Target, Fry’s
Electronics, and Amazon.com ahead of the busy holiday shopping season.
Additionally, UBTECH’s Meebot robot is available exclusively at Apple
UBTECH’s Jimu Robot is an interactive robotic building block system that
lets kids easily Build, Program and Share their
Build your robot with directed play for specific, pre-designed
robots and open-ended play to create whatever you can imagine.
Program your robot’s movements with pre-set movements and
controls to play with immediately, or easily program it with the Jimu
Robot App to make it move however you like.
- Share your robot creations with Jimu’s online global community.
“Jimu Robots are a win-win for kids and parents alike,” said John Rhee,
General Manager, North America, UBTECH. “Kids love Jimu because the
robots are fun to build and control; parents love Jimu because their
children are not only developing valuable STEM skills as they build,
program and code, but are also challenged to use and stretch their
imaginations as they design their own creations. Jimu truly is that rare
holiday gift that bridges the gap between learning and pure fun.”
In addition to the Meebot Kit, UBTECH’s available line of Jimu Robot
Buzzbot and Muttbot Kit (MSRP $149.99) – Comes with everything
needed to build the Buzzbot or Muttbot robots including six smooth
motion robotic servo motors and 271 snap-together interlocking parts
Explorer Kit (MSRP $199.99) – Comes with everything needed to
build five models including a baby, parrot, penguin, T-Rex, and
walrus. The kit includes seven smooth motion robotic servo motors and
372 snap-together interlocking parts and connectors.
Inventor Kit (MSRP $399.99) – Comes with everything needed to
build six models including an elephant, giraffe, humanoid, mantis,
rhino, and wolf. The kit includes sixteen smooth motion robotic servo
motors and 675 snap-together interlocking parts and connectors.
All Jimu kits include a main control box and a lithium ion battery &
adapter and feature:
Interchangeable Parts – All Jimu Robot parts are
interchangeable with other Jimu sets, so after building the official
models, you can create your own inventions by mixing with parts from
any other set.
Servo Motors – The key to the Jimu Robots’ amazingly lifelike
movements is the high-torque robotic servo motor, allowing for
fluidity and stability when moving from one pose to another.
Jimu Robot App – The free app provides easy-to-follow
3D-illustrated building instructions, pre-programmed actions,
Pose-Record-Play and direct-servo programming, Blockly coding to
sequence your actions, and an in-App “Joystick” remote to control your
Jimu Robot in real time on your smart device. The app also serves as a
portal to a closed online community of Jimu enthusiasts.
Jimu Robots were designed to enrich children’s lives and are appropriate
for children over 8, and are especially strong for boys and girls 9-14.
Jimu Robots were built from the ground up to specifically meet the needs
of STEM curriculum:
- Science (physics, electronics)
- Technology (advanced motors, sensors)
- Engineering (building & creating, software-hardware interface)
- Math (geometry, balance and programming)
For more information on UBTECH and its line of Jimu Robots, visit www.ubtrobot.com.
About UBTECH Robotics:
Established to provide cutting-edge technical solutions, UBTECH Robotics
is a highly innovative software house, systems integrator and technology
provider. The company is best known globally as the industry leader in
humanoid robotics like the Alpha 1S. With its world-class robots that
are interactive and enjoyable for the entire family, UBTECH Robotics
allows you step away from traditional play and into a world where robots
are our friends. For additional information about the company, follow
UBTECH ROBOTICS on Facebook,
and at www.ubtrobot.com.
LMGPR for UBTECH Robotics
Donna Loughlin Michaels, 408-393-5575