Jimu Mythical Unicorn Robot Kit Launches

Posted: Oct 11 2018, 10:16am CDT | by , in News | Toys

 
Jimu Mythical Unicorn Robot Kit Launches

UBTECH releases a UnicornBot Kit to teach coding with a mythical creature.

UBTECH Robotics today announced JIMU Robot Mythical Series: UnicornBot Kit, a codable and interactive robot unicorn that brings a new sense of magic and wonder to creating with robots. Designed to delight girls and boys age 8 and up, UnicornBot was inspired by the belief that all kids, regardless of gender or interest, should feel welcome in robotics. Unicorns keep on multiplying in the 2018 toy selection. Jimu's UnicornBot, makes definitely much more sense than the Poopsie Slime Surprise Unicorn, everyone is hunting down right now.

The JIMU Robot Mythical Series: UnicornBot Kit retails for $119.99 and is available for purchase now at Amazon.com.

Jobs in STEM are expected to grow more than 10% by 2027, yet research shows girls’ interest in STEM activities plunges by age 15. One reason experts cite is a common perception that STEM activities don’t align with many girls’ interests or creativity. UnicornBot aims to prove that through magical design and powerful features, robots and STEM toys can capture girls’ imaginations, too.

The launch of UnicornBot coincides today with International Day of the Girl, an international day declared by the UN to highlight the importance of “working alongside all girls to expand existing learning opportunities, chart new pathways and calling on the global community to rethink how to prepare them for a successful transition into the world of work.” In that spirit, UnicornBot stands in solidarity and celebration of the day through its aim to inspire girls’ interest in STEM.

“Kids gravitate to STEM toys because technology makes learning feel fun and empowering without being forced,” said John Rhee, senior vice president and general manager, North America, UBTECH. “Likewise, kids are drawn to unicorns for their sense of enchantment and power. By introducing UnicornBot as the first JIMU Robot in our new Mythical Series, we want to expand the audience for STEM toys by tapping into one of the most popular themes on the toy market today, while shattering preconceptions of what a STEM toy is and who should benefit from early exposure to STEM concepts.”

A radiant white unicorn with an eye-catching purple tail and mane topped with a programmable light-up horn, UnicornBot includes new technology that makes this mythical creature a rare blend of style and substance. Use the free JIMU app for iOS or Android devices to build UnicornBot with step-by-step, 360-degree instructions, then control UnicornBot’s movements using your smart device.

Since unicorns are naturally associated with rainbows and color, UnicornBot is the first JIMU Robot with a built-in color sensor that recognizes up to eight different colors. Use intuitive Blockly coding to program UnicornBot’s LED horn to change colors in response to what it senses, or incorporate the two smooth-motion robotic servo motors and powerful DC motor for combined movements, such as lowering its neck to “drink” when it senses blue for water. The possibilities for creative play are endless.

The JIMU app will also have kids’ imaginations running wild with an augmented reality (AR) experience that places UnicornBot in its own enchanted world. Set for release in time for the holidays, the AR experience will be a free update to provide hours of creative play, storytelling, and coding adventures. Find out more on amazon.com.

For smart moms, dads and of course resellers, Holiday 2018 toy shopping is in full swing on Amazon.com. They stack up on the upcoming season's hottest toys now. See for instance the 2018 L.O.L. Suprise toys, new interactive pets and the hard to find Yellies spiders. Explore our comprehensive round-up of all new 2018 L.O.L. Surprise! toys including the Suprise House and how to find them in stock online now. Additionally, you can already browse, Amazon's Top 100 Holiday 2018 toys list.

Don't miss out on securing the hottest Holiday 2018 toys now, before they become hard to find. Amazon stocks and offers pre-order options on many of the new 2018 toys.

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