A new project out of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is developing a robot that teaches children programming, robotics, coding and problem solving in six different ways. PHIRO, currently in the development stage, is lego compatible and it’s designed especially for children in their development stage.
PHIRO can be programmed by the children through swish cards that activate command, through pocket code, through the buttons on the robot itself, by computer, phone or tablet. All of these tools are designed to teach the basics of robotics, coding and problem-solving. PHIRO has a smartphone stand that allows kids to record their adventures and accomplish tasks. The robot is able to help the children do things like film a short film, clean their rooms, even explore the depths of their own living spaces.