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The Smartibot Kit Demystifies AI by Turning It into a Do-it-Yourself Toy

 - Jun 27, 2018
References: kickstarter & dezeen
DIY toys have progressed immensely from their humble beginnings and the Smartibot kit now officially brings AI into the DIY toy space. Created by toymaker The Crafty Robot, this DIY robot helps adults and children better understand robotics while also integrating the first AI technology in a cardboard robot. Like previous Crafty Robot kits, the Smartibot kit lets users attach cardboard parts to almost any object to transform it into a personal droid.

The AI functionality offered in the kit gives any of the user's creations real-time object-detection, meaning it can be taught to recognize people, pets or vehicles. The integration of AI into the Smartibot kit is meant to introduce the technology to a larger audience and demystify it by applying it to a toy.