Chelsea and I met with the folks from Ozobot at Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con to learn about their tiny robot, Evo. Let me just say that this little guy is AMAZING!
Evollve Inc., maker of the award-winning Ozobot Bit, recently released Evo. This game-changing robot encourages creative thinking and social interaction for ages 8 & up. This all-new, app-empowered Evo unlocks access to a creative community. This community allows gamers and learners to connect, explore, collaborate and share.
Ozobot’s Evo empowers hours of gaming, programming projects and downloadable activities. In fact, this bot will teach coding and STEM skills to all. Evo is compact, so it’s easy to take anywhere. Furthermore, Evo can be controlled from any smart device just using the app.
Ozobot Evo Features:
- OzoChat for Evo-2-Evo worldwide messaging (Gated Chat for ages 13 and under) includes Ozoji’s
- Infrared (IR) Proximity Sensing
- RC-Controlled Movements, Sounds and Expressive LEDs
- Color and Line Detection
- Explore Mode Behavior
- 50+ Minute Playtime
“We designed Ozobot Evo to connect the physical and digital worlds, replacing solitary screen time with socially engaging user-to-user, user-to-bot and bot-to-bot interactions,” said Nader Hamda, CEO and Founder of Ozobot.
“The Ozobot team is dedicated to finding creative ways to engage young minds and prepare them for a robotic and digital future.”
See! Amazing! Honestly, I want one so bad, especially now. At this year’s Stan Lee’s LACC, Evollve Inc unveiled new Marvel’s The Avengers Action Skins for the Evo robot. Seriously, these action skins are EPIC!
Of course, these new action skins allow your Evo bot to harness the powers of Stark Academy’s mightiest heroes to provide an epic learning and gaming experience. Suit up your Evo as Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, and the Hulk.
Basically, users attach the Marvel Action Skin to their Evo robot to unlock the features and behaviors of their Marvel character.
Each character has their own quips, LED colors, animations, and special movements that reflect the personalities of their hero.
By accessing the Stark Academy themed mobile app, gamers and learners can train to be the next generations heroes. Additionally, users will be able to download missions, races, and challenges to defend a planet on the brink of destruction. Also, users will even have the opportunity to take on the evilest super villain, ULTRON!
Evo Marvel Action Skin Include the Following Features:
- Stark Academy Themed Mobile App User-Interface
- OzoChat for Hero Interaction (Gated Chat for ages 13 and under)
- User Control (Range up to 30 ft)
- Collision Detection with Infrared Proximity Sensing
- Character specific LED Colors and Skin Illumination
- Behaviors and Movement Animation mimic their Hero’s live counterpart
- Character and Content Downloads
- 45+ Minute Playtime
“At Ozobot, we believe that STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) skills are 21st century super powers,” said Nader Hamda, CEO and Founder of Ozobot.
“We’re thrilled to have partnered with Marvel in creating the heroic Evo Marvel Action Skin and blending the exciting experience that the Avengers deliver with the skills and creative thinking Evo encourages.”
How to Purchase your Own Ozobot Evo
Presently, Evo and the Marvel Action Skins are available at Toys “R” Us, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon during Thanksgiving.
Individual skins will retail for $29.95. A master pack is available, which includes 1 Evo and 1 Marvel Skin for $124.95. Action skins for Captain America and Iron Man are now available. However, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Ultron Action Skins will not be available until 2017.
Ozobot Evo is iOS & Android compatible and retails for $99.95. Each Evo package includes 1 Ozobot Evo, OzoSkin, Playfield, Pouch, USB cable and 4 Ozocode Markers.