mabot by bellrobot is a plug-n-play toy building kit that provides children with modular components to create robots of unique functions such as moving, sensing their surroundings, and interacting with the environment. a g-mark japan good design award winner at the educational materials and tools category, mabot is part of the ‘STEM’ movement – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – perhaps one of the most important toy trends in decades that motivates children to be active participants instead of passive observers. 

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a good educational toy requires children to think, interact with, and/or manipulate concepts, while they can be broken down in three focus categories: academic, cognitive thinking, and motor skills. cognitive thinking toys include rubik’s cubes, advanced lego constructions, and more simple building blocks that allow young learners to develop the physical skills they need to move and manipulate objects. mabot combines several of these elements in four sets of kits, where each of them can be used to build different types of personal, multi-functional robots. then, using the mabot go and IDE app, kids can easily control their toys and learn how to program them with additional functions.

 

the mabot toy by bellrobot has won the g-mark japan good design award 2018.

 

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