UBTECH Introduces AstroBot Kit at Toy Fair 2017

Company’s Most Diverse and Immersive Jimu Robot to Date to be Showcased Alongside Complete Line of STEM-Friendly Robots

The AstroBot Kit is the first Jimu Robot Kit that builds three distinct form categories: humanoid, anthropomorphic wheeled vehicle and treaded mobile robot. (Photo: Business Wire)

NEW YORK--()--TOY FAIR 2017 – UBTECH Robotics, the company that created the cutting-edge Alpha Series of humanoid robots, today announced the unveiling of its newest offering, AstroBot Kit, at Toy Fair 2017. AstroBot Kit is the first Jimu Robot Kit that builds three distinct form categories: humanoid, anthropomorphic wheeled vehicle and treaded mobile robot with grab and lift action. AstroBot Kit will be showcased alongside UBTECH’s line of STEM-friendly Jimu Robots as part of Toy Fair 2017 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Hall 1D 4801, February 18–21, 2017 in New York City.

AstroBot Kit furthers UBTECH’s commitment to STEM (Science, Engineering, Math, Technology) learning with its most diverse and immersive Jimu Robot experience to date. AstroBot Kit delivers an entertaining space-themed backstory explaining where the robots came from and how the humanoid and vehicle characters combine to create the treaded mobile robot. In addition to its real robotics features including five servo motors, tank treads and an IR sensor, AstroBot Kit has traditional toy features not previously offered in Jimu Robots, such as two 16-color LEDs and a speaker for lights and sounds to bring the characters to life.

“AstroBot Kit is the perfect example of how UBTECH is taking the sophisticated technology of real robotics and introducing it to the pure fun, open-ended play and educational value of toys,” said John Rhee, General Manager, North America, UBTECH. “We’re excited to be at Toy Fair 2017 to introduce our Jimu Robot line to the toy industry as the next generation of technology-driven play and STEM education.”

AstroBot Kit is ideal for both the home and educational sectors due to its variety of building outcomes, as well as its use of sensors, lights and sounds that extend and enhance the coding and play experience. The Jimu Robot AstroBot Kit includes:

  • Jimu Interactive Robotic Parts
  • 5 Robotic Servo Motors
  • 2x 16 color LED Lights
  • 1 Infrared Sensor
  • 1 Speaker
  • 397 Pieces
  • Tank Treads
  • Grab and Lift Function
  • Update and Feature Remote
    Controller on the App

The AstroBot Kit retails for $199.99 and will be available in the 2nd quarter of 2017. As part of Toy Fair 2017, UBTECH will be offering live product demos of the AstroBot, TankBot, BuzzBot & MuttBot, and Inventor Kits, along with the innovative and intuitive Jimu Robot App.

Jimu Robot from UBTECH was built from the ground up to specifically meet the needs of STEM curriculum and is appropriate for children over 8, and especially strong for boys and girls 9-14. It’s the only Robotic Building System that anyone can easily BUILD into specific models or their own creations, PROGRAM and CODE to move with any smart device, and GET SMARTER with STEM learning that offers school and life skills. Jimu Robot gives kids their first taste of real robotics and has been specifically designed for incremental steps of success in experimentation & progressive learning. It makes learning robotics and coding fun for kids by letting them get it right. Learning through play has been proven to be exceptionally effective in improving knowledge retention and increasing kids’ skill sets.

For more information on UBTECH and its complete line of robots, please visit ubtrobot.com.

Social Media:

Twitter: @UBTECHRobotics

Instagram: @ubtechrobotics

Facebook: facebook.com/ubtechroboticscorp

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 like the Alpha 1S. 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 www.ubtrobot.com.


Donna Loughlin Michaels, 408-393-5575


Donna Loughlin Michaels, 408-393-5575