Artibo from Cubroid (Hall 4A/C-34b) also understands block programming. It interacts with people via voice recognition and camera. While a tablet is used to program this robot, the Genius Toy Taiwan Co., Ltd. (Hall 5/B-35) reverses this principle with KIDS FIRST CODING & ROBOTICS: programs are created using paper cards, which are placed on the play area to be read and run by Sammy the robot.
Educational robot Gomer from Shen Zhen GLI Technology Limited (Hall 4A/A-16) reaches out for all kinds of objects with precision. The friendly assistant runs on rubber tracks and boasts facial recognition, among other features. The app-controlled VEX ROBOTICS Boxing Bots from HEXBUG (Hall 12.0/I-02), which are put together from more than 600 snap-together pieces meanwhile, go wheel to wheel in the boxing ring.
Remote-controlled (RC) toys are all about dynamic play – in the air and water and on the ground. Stadlbauer Marketing + Vertrieb GmbH from Austria (Hall 4A/C-20, D-29) demonstrates this with its Carrera RC brand: the shiny green Power Snake is capable of breath-taking stunts and the six-wheeler can even be rolled into a ball. Carrera boss Andreas Stadlbauer emphasised the importance of new ideas in well-established segments such as RC toys: “Through continuous development and new innovations, we want to keep offering Carrera RC fans new perspectives and an even more fun experience.”
Traditional remote control units are not even a must. Take the example of Sieper GmbH with its Siku brand (Hall 12.2/P-02): Siku tractors are controlled using the new SIKUCONTROL32 app for Android and iOS devices.