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Battling Robot Toys

'Ganker' Robots Fight Without the Need for Programming Knowledge

— August 1, 2016 — Tech
Ever since 'BattleBots' came on the air in the early 2000s, kids and kids at heart have dreamed of pitting warrior bots against one another, and 'Ganker' robots are trying to make that dream a reality. Without any mechanical or coding knowledge, consumers can build their own toy Ganker robot and battle them through the use of an attached app.

Though not as technologically complex as the robots from BattleBots, Ganker robots have their fair share of tech. Once put together, the toys connect to an app that lets their owners control them. In battle, the Ganker robots' armor is sensitive to the touch, so when struck by an opponent's weapon, the app will register the damage. If either robot takes enough damage, they will "die" and the other bot is declared robo-champion.
Trend Themes
1. DIY Battlebot Toys - Creating and battling with customizable robot toys through simple app control offers a new way of play.
2. Accessible Battlebots - Developing accessible robot combat toys through simple assembly and app connectivity opens up the market to wider audiences.
3. Interactive Toy Robots - Combining app-controlled robotics and physical play brings new opportunities for interactive and engaging toys.
Industry Implications
1. Toy Manufacturing - By incorporating IoT technology, toy manufacturers can develop more interactive and engaging products for tech-savvy consumers.
2. Mobile App Development - Creating specialized applications that can connect with smart, physical products offers an interesting new avenue for mobile app developers.
3. Entertainment Media - Producing media content around toy robot battles, such as live-action shows or animated series, can connect with audiences who enjoy both physical and digital play.
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