Sunday, 6 September 2015

Can programmable robots Dot and Dash teach your kids to code?

Technology startup Wonder Workshop says its toys aim to fuel children’s imaginations as well as their technical skills

My cat is pretty unflappable, given that she shares a house with four children. But when a three-wheeled robot trundles into the living room, even Lola can’t belt out of the cat-flap fast enough. Perhaps it’s the barking that spooked her.

The robot is called Dash, and like its smaller, stationary friend Dot, it’s the work of technology startup Wonder Workshop. It’s excellent at yapping cats off the sofa, but its real goal is teaching children to code.

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