(ZD NET) – iRobot said it has acquired Root Robotics, a company focused on educational robots, in a move that will broaden its education reach.
The company also rolled out the Root Coding Robot via the acquisition. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
Root Robotics offered an educational robot capable of teaching children as young as four years old to code. The Root Coding Robot has two wheels and can operate on tables, floors and countertops as well as other surfaces.
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The idea is that students can instruct Root to draw, play music, respond to inputs and carry at tasks based on coding languages that go from graphical blocks to full text coding.