Ozobot Opens Preorders For Educational Robot

Redondo Beach-based Ozobot, a developer of minature, educational robots, said this morning that it has begun pre-orders of its product. Ozobot is an interactive robotic device, which follows the paths of mazes, interacts with a user on paper, and connects with an Android phone. Ozobot said its robot is aimed at teaching kids about robots, and also teaches them basic and advanced programming skills, coding, robotic behavior, and deductive reasoning. The robot is priced at $39, and is expected to ship in October; the company also said it hopes to make an iOS app for the robot available soon.