By Frank Tobe, Editor and Publisher, The Robot Report
Toys often precede more serious inventions. So, putting judgement aside, and withholding laughs and other "tells", here are some new robotic toys and gadgets hitting the market this year.
SmartLab Toys has release ReCon 6, a programmable rover selling for $70. It can be programmed to fetch items and speak recorded messages. It's intended to be an instructional device for kids to learn programming.
Note: This is not a complete list of the toys and gadgets that will hit the market this year, but it is a selection that came across my desk and which shows the breath of that which will soon be available for purchase. If you know of other robotic toys and gadgets, please send them my way. Thanks.