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Dec 9, 2017

The Vienna-based hardware startup Robo Wunderkind develops modular programmable robots for young children: with Robo Wunderkind, kids can just snap the modules together in different configurations to build their robotics creations. Once the robot is built, it can be programmed in an app, which uses a graphical drag and drop style programming. No prior coding or even reading knowledge is necessary. Kids will easily create personalized virtual dashboards and control their creations to solve mazes, go on treasure hunts, play music, navigate around obstacles - the possibilities are endless.

We discuss the following aspects of Robo Wunderkind:

  • The first robot that kids as young as 5 years old can build and program.
  • Teaches children the basics of coding and robotics.
  • Teaches creativity, problem-solving and critical thinking skills through play.  
  • Kids will grow up understanding the role of technology.
  • 14 different types of building blocks and the commands in the app are categorized by color: the most intuitive way of learning for kids.

Essentially, their first product is an educational robot that syncs with intuitive mobile applications to help children understand the basics of programming. Robo Wunderkind was also part of the world’s first and largest hardware accelerator HAX in 2014 and Finalist of TechCrunch Disrupt SF Startup Battlefield in 2015.