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Playful Robotic Apps

The Robot Factory by Tinybop Helps Kids Virtually Build and Test Machines

— April 10, 2015 — Life-Stages
As part of a new series of apps from Tinybop called Digital Toys, the first app to be released is called The Robot Factory. Like the three apps that came before it from the Brooklyn-based studio, this is another one that encourages education and experimentation through play.

The Robot Factory is a digital lab for kids to build their own robots from over 50 different parts. As the movements of the bots are driven by physics, it's up to kids to play around with different combinations to make the best machines for flying, running, hopping or flying. Kids can customize their creations by recording their own sounds for the robots, as well as color their robots with a scheme of their choosing.

Developed by a team of engineers, artists and designers, the app will definitely inspire the next generation of creators.
Trend Themes
1. Educational Robotics - The rise of educational robotics apps like The Robot Factory provides an opportunity for companies to develop innovative platforms that engage and educate children through interactive play.
2. Physics-based Learning - The use of physics-driven movements in apps like The Robot Factory opens up possibilities for companies to create new educational tools that teach children the principles of physics in a fun and engaging way.
3. Customizable Experiences - The ability for kids to customize their robots in apps like The Robot Factory suggests a market opportunity for companies to develop unique and personalized experiences that cater to children's individual preferences and creativity.
Industry Implications
1. Edtech - EdTech companies can leverage the popularity of educational robotics apps like The Robot Factory to create their own innovative learning platforms that combine technology, creativity, and education.
2. Entertainment - The success of apps like The Robot Factory highlights the potential for entertainment companies to incorporate interactive and educational experiences into their offerings, attracting a wider audience of children and parents.
3. Toy Manufacturing - Toy manufacturers can explore partnerships with app developers like Tinybop to create physical toys that integrate with virtual play experiences, enhancing children's imaginative play and learning.
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