LOS ANGELES – September 18, 2018 – UBTECH Robotics, a global leader in intelligent humanoid robotics and AI technologies, today announced the launch of the JIMU Robot BuilderBots Series: Overdrive Kit. A fun, hands-on introduction to STEM learning, the all-new Overdrive Kit is an interactive robotic building block kit that gives kids the opportunity to use over 400 parts to build, program, and code two new robots – DozerBot and DirtBot – or invent their own robot creation.
“STEM occupations are projected to grow by 8.9 percent by 2024 from the previous decade according to the Department of Commerce,” said John Rhee, Senior Vice President and General Manager, North America, UBTECH. “A crucial part of preparing children for this future is expanding their interest in mastering core STEM skills, coding and robotics, while also providing an avenue for them to be creative. By inspiring kids with more ways to interact with their robotic creations, the Overdrive kit fosters STEM skills in an approachable, fun way that expands a child’s creativity.”
The Overdrive kit includes two smooth-motion robotic servo motors and two speedy DC motors, making these robots two of the fastest JIMU Robots in the market. Each robot also contains an ultrasonic sensor and RGB light, which allows them to detect and avoid obstacles and react to their environments with lights and motions.
The JIMU Robot BuilderBots Series: Overdrive Kit comes with everything you need to build and code your robot:
- 2 smooth-motion robotic servo motors
- 2 speedy DC motors
- 1 Ultrasonic Sensor and RGB Light
- 410 snap-together interlocking parts and connectors
- Main control box
- USB Cable
- Quick Start Guide
Additionally, the Overdrive Kit includes access to the free JIMU app for both iOS and Android that makes building and coding a breeze through step-by-step instructions to control your robot creation. The app offers clear advantages including:
- Easy-to-follow 3D building instructions that offer full 360-degree viewing, so you can see the model from every angle throughout the building process.
- An in-app “joystick” remote to control your robot on your smartphone or tablet.
- Pre-programmed actions help you get moving and create your own robot actions.
- Blockly coding to program limitless possibilities with either DozerBot or DirtBot.
- Fun ways to share your robot with friends in the app community.
- A new series of lessons that kids can follow to expand their Blockly coding skills.
Learning through play has proven to be exceptionally effective in improving knowledge retention and increasing kids’ skill sets. UBTECH’s JIMU Robots were designed for incremental steps of STEM success in experimentation and progressive learning – all while providing countless hours of creative and inspiring fun.
The JIMU Robot BuilderBots Series: Overdrive Kit retails for $119.99 and is available for purchase at leading retailers, including Target, Amazon, and jimurobots.com.
For more information on UBTECH and its complete line of robots, please visit ubtrobot.com.
About UBTECH Robotics:
Established to provide cutting-edge technical solutions, UBTECH Robotics is a highly innovative software house, systems integrator and technology provider. The company is best known globally as the industry leader in humanoid robotics, such as Alpha 1S, Lynx, and Cruzr, as well as its award-winning JIMU Robot line designed to support STEM education in a fun, hands-on way. With its world-class robots that are interactive and enjoyable for the entire family, UBTECH Robotics allows you step away from traditional play and into a world where robots are our friends. For additional information about the company, follow UBTECH ROBOTICS on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and at http://www.ubtrobot.com.