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Smartgurlz Robotic Dolls Teaches Young Girls About Coding Basics

 - Apr 5, 2018
References: smartgurlzcanada & betakit
Smartgurlz Robotic Dolls are a range of self-balancing toys that encourage young girls to learn how to code. The dolls are targeted towards the younger female demographic to increase the appeal in STEM industries. Smartgurlz is the brainchild of Sharmi, a mother and robotics enthusiast who was inspired by her own frustration in the lack of educational toys in the marketplace for her daughter. As a result, Sharmi came up with the world's first ever self-balancing coding robotics, empowering the young female demographic to develop skills in the industries of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

The range of Smartgurlz dolls visually look fashion-friendly and ride on segway scooters called 'Siggy Robots.' The Siggy Robots are connected using either a tablet or smartphone and are controlled on a app. The app allows the girls to code the direction in which they want the scooters to travel -- in a straight line, a coordinated dance routine, or in a zig-zag. There are also options for sharing codes with their friends as well.