Meet the Robot that teaches computational thinking to kids as young as 4 


Japanese company Our Kids Inc. (fOK) is proud to announce the launch of a Kickstarter campaign to bring their educational robot to life. PETS is a robot with a simple, intuitive, tangible interface that is designed to help kids as young as four years old learn the fundamentals of computer science.

Starting from $49 for their makers kit, to $119 for a robot that’s ready to go, their worldwide crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, started on March 6th and can be dound on the link below.

Playing with PETS combines computational thinking, spatial problem solving, and immediate physical feedback so that Kids can learn with their body and mind.

What makes PETS so suitable for young kids and convenient for teachers & parents is that PETS doesn’t require any PC or tablet, but is a piece of stand-alone hardware designed to offer an engaging physical learning experience. PETS provides a fun way for girls and boys to learn the fundamentals of structural programming and computational thinking.

The company behind PETS is for Our Kids Inc. (fOK), an Auzu, Fukushima based company, CEO Yosuke Nakao. PETS has been in development and testing for one and a half years. In this time fOK has carried out prototyping and field testing here in Japan. This Kickstarter campaign is to fund the next challenge in the development of PETS, creating new functions, a more comprehensive curriculum, and to allow the world access to our learning kits.

The aim of this Kickstarter campaign is to make PETS better and more accessible to people around the world. If successful this Kickstarter campaign will help improve and expand the functionality of the PETS hardware, develop a more comprehensive curriculum, improve affordability, and to allow world access to our learning kits.

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