Roamer Too Jr. Educational Robot
Robots come in all shapes and sizes, but the common denominator is that they all need to be programmed. Roamer Too takes the tedium out of programming with a highly visual, color-coded keypad using the LOGO programming language, developed by the co-founder of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab. LOGO uses commands similar to natural language words (i.e., forward, backward, right, left) to make programming more intuitive. The student can easily program intricate movements in a variety of angles and distance units. The base is a sleek, durable, wedge-shaped three-wheeler with surprising speed and mobility. The optional pen pack allows the robot to trace its path and allows the programmer to draw complex patterns (think Spirograph® drawings, but with no boundaries) based on the robot's movement. Other options include the rechargeable high-capacity battery pack with charger and laminated 87-page resource book including 32 lessons. This robot and its options are higher priced than some other robotic options. The value of Roamer is in the ease of programming, refined over the last 20 years. This robot is a great way to teach programming and logical thinking in an engaging way.