If only you could make all these cheesy robot toys practical…
Well enter WowWee COJI, a robot toy that promises to do something amazing: teach your child an introduction to coding using emojis. Millennials have grown up around emojis for most of their life and it turns out they can actually serve as “mock coding” and perhaps even steer them towards a career of coding in the future.
Coji the Coding Robot teaches children how to string emojis together with arrows and images to perform unique commands. Amazingly, this technology allows children all over the world and of different languages and backgrounds to learn the same techniques.
With a smiling face and robotic body, it’s easy to see why Coji is a mainstream wonder. He reacts to correctly entered codes in different ways; for example, dancing around, moving back and forth, making funny sounds or making emojis appear on the digital display.
Features of WowWee COJI The Coding Robot
- Emoji language unlocks various features and programming
- Games within Coji that test memory and problem solving skills
- Can be controlled with an app from a Smartphone for better interaction
- Can also be programmed with the robot directly
- Children can develop preliminary STEM skills, which include science, technology, engineering and maths”
- Works on three AAA batteries
This is a good idea in concept, since many parents believe that toys should be educational. Whereas most toys merely stimulate creativity or encourage positive emotions, this product, in theory, helps children understand critical thinking.
Coji isn’t just a dancer or a computer; he is a teacher that gives children different skill testing games that require creativity and logical exercises. Children can use “Emoji code” to direct the avatar through mazes. There are also other variety a of other games.
Of course, most children won’t care so much about the learning, as much as they will be entertained by the robot’s funny antics and movements. The process making problem solving and learning fun. It makes making mistakes fun rather than a strictly scholastic frame of mind.
Kids can even drive Coji around using his body as a remote, or a Smartphone / Tablet. The robot can be controlled via app, and also reacts to what a child does—such as touching him or causing other movements.
What Others Are Saying About WowWee COJI The Coding Robot
Some users have been nitpicking the logic of the robot, if not the funny antics. There may actually be better programmed apps on the market, but minus the funny robot. Professional coders, obviously don’t take the robot seriously as a means of educating a child; they see it as just a toy, though it’s important to remember that very young children will probably not follow a more advanced AI.
The Final Thought
The truth is that at present time, very few if any toys can do what WowWee COJI The Coding Robot does, which is combine humor and play with educational projects. For younger children, parents may find use in Coji and then progress their children to a more sophisticated edutainment later on.