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Vortex – Programmable Toy Robot for Kids

Vortex – Programmable Toy Robot for Kids
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What is Vortex?
Vortex is an intelligent and responsive robot that will enable children to learn, play and coding. Vortex will bring together robotics with digital games through fun and interactive apps that allow children to explore, program their own games and solve problems.

Meeting Tomorrow’s Professionals
We believe kids can benefit a lot from robotics, in identifying their own challenges, learning how stuff works, solving new problems, motivating themselves to complete a project, working together, inspiring others, and sharing with others. That’s why we created Vortex to be more than just a toy.

Vortex is open-source. It is compatible with Arduino and Scratch. It can see and speak by using infrared, grayscale and sound speakers. Vortex can find its way around obstacles, detect lines, and report to you.

Vortex is programmable, and to do it you only need an iPad. Creating a dodgeball game is as simple as dragging and dropping couple of function modules into a visual workspace and tapping upload. Vortex also comes with pre-set courses that teach how to make use of its built-in capabilities, such as recognizing hand gestures, navigating around obstacles and avoiding drop-offs.

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