Toy Robots Top Picks

Toy RobotsToy robots play a role beyond toys. In kids’ eyes, these smart toys have lives with motion, sounds, and even personalities. With high-tech robotic toys, kids play and learn at the same time. It can be hard to draw a line between entertainment and learning. Don’t you wish more things in life were so perfect? Some of the toy robots can see, hear, move, understand multiple languages, follow hand gestures, read, and follow complex instructions.  Some of those geek toys are smart programmable robots, which means that they have brains and you can teach the bots to do various things.

Our toy robot top picks include the coolest and most popular ones on the market.

Top Toy Robots

Zoomer Interactive Puppy

  • Remarkably puppy-like robot dog barks, talks, scoots around and follows the owner’s movements with his rubber tail wagging
  • Has a big personality and even different moods that are expressed through a seemingly limitless litany of tricks and routines
  • Responds to an impressive array of voice commands in three different languages: English, Spanish and French
  • Just like a real dog, teach Zoomer tricks of laying down, rolling over, playing dead, chasing his tail, taking a pee and more
  • Zoomer can actually learn and improve at following commands
  • Built to last and comes with a USB power cord (no batteries are needed)
  • Recommended age: 5+.

Zoomer Dino Robot Dinosaur

  • Realistic dinosaur movements and terrific sound effects. Zoomer Dino Boomer will sense you are nearby and interact with you.
  • Using True Balance Technology, Boomer perfectly balances while roaming freely around your home with wheeled-feet, and even rights himself if he falls over!
  • Expresses his mood with his LED eyes by changing color.
  • Control and train him to speak, dance, chase, chomp and roar using a remote control and hand gestures or simply free him to roam around and he will do tricks.
  • Charges via USB cable for the dinosaur pet and requires 3 AAA batteries for remote control operation.
  • Recommended age: 5+.

Wonder Workshop Dash & Dot Robot Wonder Pack

  • Adorable bots with brains can be fun playmates as well as useful desk pets
  • The bots arrive fully assembled. Use an iPad or Android tablet to access free apps that control them
  • Dash & Dot interact with the world using sensors. They can hear sounds and detect objects
  • Smart robots can actually teach kids ages 5+ to code as they play
  • The easy-to-use drag-and-drop programming language, Blockly, provides a low floor but a high ceiling for coding
  • Program Dash & Dot to do anything imaginable, from basic movements to following complex sequences and instructions
  • Add-ons extend the fun: play a song, take videos, add LEGO® bricks and more.
  • Recommended age: 5+.

Sphero BB-8 App-Enabled Droid

  • Tiny replica of Star Wars: The Force Awaken’s BB-8 droid
  • Moves and responds to obstacles with life-like motions and sound effects
  • Responds to voice commands
  • Easy-to-use mobile app paired with the Star Wars sound effects, graphics and animations to control the bot
  • Choice of three different modes of play: patrol- watch the Droid explore autonomously, drive- make up your own adventure and guide BB-8 , or message- create and view holographic recordings.
  • Adaptive personality with unique attitude and actions evolve as you interact.
  • Recommended age: 8+.

Sphero 2.0: The App-Enabled Robotic Ball

  • Robotic ball gaming system
  • The creative robot will change the way you play
  • iOS, Android, and Windows compatible
  • Goes over 4.5mph (2m/s)
  • Hackable and programmable
  • Over 30 apps available
  • Single or multiple players
  • Recommended age: 8+.

Ollie App-enabled Programmable Robot

  • Speed up to 14 mph (6.3 m/s), the fastest in the category
  • The emphasis is on more extreme play
  • Driving & programming apps
  • Hackable and programmable internal robot
  • Recommended age: 8+.

Ozobot Bit 2.0 Programmable Robot

  • A programmable robot that fits in a pocket. Winner of “Best Robot” at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show & 2014 International Toy Fair.
  • Sees colors, follows lines and detects intersections on shapes drawn on paper and digital screens, and changes commands based on color of the lines: spinning, speeding up or slowing down, and other tricks
  • Can read and perform over 1,000 instructions. Works with apps including maze games, race tracks, and an executive decision-maker style novelty
  • Coding Ozobot with Ozoblockly, an easy-to-use block-based programming language, enables kids to learn programming while playing
  • Recommended age: 8+.

MiP Robot

  • With his unique dual wheel balancing system, Mip navigates his surroundings
  • Mip can be programmed with hand gestures and can even follow objects around
  • Mip can be controlled with an iOS/Android device for more complex navigation
  • MiP’s inquisitive and responsive personality is communicated through motion, sounds, and RGB LED eyes
  • Watch MiP balance multiple objects while moving or standing still
  • Multiple robotic modes including roam, stacking, dance, and programming
  • Recommended age: 8+.