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Dance, Jimu Robot, dance! (And teach me coding)This build-your-own robot kit is remote-controlled and programmable, and it's got some really cute moves.
[MUSIC] Dance robot, dance. The UBTech Jimu robot is a build your own robot kit that works with Android and iOS. Download the app, unpack your Jimu, and assemble. The kit uses servo motors instead of the more typical DC which means more flexible movement Check out those moves. Like Lego Mindstorm it's plug and play. It's a remote control toy, but it's also programmable. The visual code you put together can also be seen in Apple's Swift programming language in the app. Geemo comes in different kits. Two robot animal kits are on Amazon, and a little MeBot person-shaped one, plus another animal robot kit, is at Apple stores. It's coming to other places later this year. All the GMU robot pieces can be combined. And there's no limit to how many servo motors can be stacked together. We haven't made a giant robot spider yet, but we're hoping. [MUSIC]