Welcome to the world of robots. Whatever your child’s age, this list contains the best robot toys for them, from app-enabled androids to munchie-carrying motormen, and some of them can dance, sing, and cheekily mimic your voice! There are even projects to make at home, ideal for introducing your child to the wonders of the future.
In your quest for the best robot toys, cast your eye over this one. Bits and Pieces is an incredible action toy who talks the talk and walks the walk – literally! He will even fire foam discs, spin around, and produce his own light show for your entertainment, all at the touch of a button.
TheeFun Defender is a lot of action packed into one remote controlled robot toy. One minute he’ll firing missiles at the enemy, and the next he’ll be throwing some shapes on the dance floor! That’s not his only talent though, as he will sing, slide, walk, turn, and is customizable with up to 50 programs.
WowWee indeed! This is one awesome toy robot. This app enabled automaton responds to gestures, so your child could command their bot with just one swipe of the hand. MiP is also sound activated, so will respond to noises in the environment – it can even carry items up to its own weight without falling over.
If you’re looking for one of the best robot toys around, this one is right on the money. That’s right, this KidsHome RC robot doubles as a money bank, and even offers financial advice when you pat it on its head! With remote, voice, and touch modes, it will also record audio for fun playback.
Just check out the awesome infrared controller to see exactly what this RC robot can really do! With 27 function buttons, you can combine up to 50 programs to get your robot dancing, fighting, moving, and even playing music! When he’s in firing mode watch out, those rapid move arms can really shoot missiles – fast!
Thanks to the self-balancing gyro mechanism, this is one toy robot that won’t fall down! Moving on wheels, the Think Gizmo mechanical man comes with five action modes for hours of electronic play – dancing, driving, boxing, gesture, and loading. In smart red and black livery, all batteries are included for out of the box fun.
Who wouldn’t want this adorable android being their BFF? Available in red or blue, this cutie will get the kids in a spin as it shows off its 360-degree spinning technique, along with other disco-defying moves like side stepping and lifting its legs and arms. It even comes with inbuilt music system and flashing lights.
Download the free app and start programming this cyber robot, which allows you to test the sequences before trying them out. With three modes – self-learning, programmable, and real time – kids can teach their robot to go forward, back, and side to side, accompanied by the awesome sound and light effects. Smart phone or tablet required.
Start your kids on the road to coding confidence with Coji, one of the best robot toys around. Coji ‘speaks’ their language as children use emojis to program him, via their Smart device. Supporting STEM learning, Coji will even play games with them to enhance their problem solving and memory skills. (Also works without app.)
Everything about this toy robot will make you smile, from its cute appearance to its silly dance. Yep, this little bot will boogie its way into your heart as you watch it spinning on its third leg, side-stepping, rotating around in a circle, and flashing its colorful lights in time to the music. Ages 3+.
Let MEBO be your eyes and ears as you send him roaming through the house. Using Wi-Fi connectivity, you can have real time audio and video streamed straight to your device in HD, or you can talk through your own device to give MEBO his own voice – he’ll even fetch and carry for you.
Shoot for the stars, or at least the enemy, with this space-age robot by WolVol. This police bot comes with darts to keep adversaries at bay, and can perform 10 different actions via the remote control. He does have a soft side though – this robo cop can light-up and dance to his own music, too.
The best robot toys to own are the ones which can be controlled in a variety of ways. This blue and white Smart Bot responds to the infrared control, or can be guided by hand gestures. Smart by name and nature, he will also remember up to 50 actions, and repeat them one by one.
Transform play time in more ways than one with T4, the transforming robot toy that can change guises. Completely solar powered, T4 will take the kids into the fresh air for robotic fun, as they change him from robot to insect, and T-Rex to driller, sparking curiosity about eco power and T4’s different forms.
Get the kids interested in engineering with this awesome build your own robot kit from WowWee. Including snap fit parts and screws, it’s suitable for DIYers aged 8 plus, giving them a glimpse into the world of robots and what makes them work. Remote control included for hours of play once the build is complete.
Are you looking for a toy robot who will rock out when the music starts? This is your guy. Check out his moves and smooths as he dances, walks, and even slides when the rhythm gets him. Get on his bad side though, and he might unleash the nine foam missiles loaded into his chest!
Program this robot and he’ll remember every movement and play them back to you. With three modes, he can follow hand gestures and fight, too, as he discharges his rounds at any perceived threat, while those colorful LED eyes will fix you with a stare as he waits for your next command. Rechargeable battery included.
The best robot toys for younger kids are those which are simple but interactive, and this little fella certainly fits the bill. Available in orange, red, or blue, his head, arms and legs are fully poseable for imaginative play, and his eyes really shine! With touch-activated voice-change, kids as young as three will love him.
A toy robot you can train? Awesome! This bot will respond to gestures and noises, meaning he can function even without the remote control. Even more incredible is his self-balancing capabilities, which allow him to constantly correct himself as he moves so he never over-balances. Comes with free app for enhanced gameplay (smart device required).
Using hydroelectric power, this state of the art humanoid comes with a backpack which, when filled with water, converts energy into lighting and sound effects! Fully programmable, it comes with three music/dancing modes, patrol mode, and expressive face so you can gauge its moods! Multi-directional, it can move forwards, backwards, and side to side, too.
Teach your robot toy to bring you the TV remote control, or even a few snacks. Yzee is a robot who is eager to learn and eager to please. He can dance to music, walk with a tray, enter battle mode with brothers, and even follow hand-gestures so you can beckon him without a word.
This is one ‘babysitter’ you won’t have to feed! Meet the toy robot who will read your child stories, sing them songs, talk, dance for their amusement and even play math quizzes with them to help them with their numeracy. And when it’s time for fun and games, he’ll mimic your voice when you talk.
Just one touch will show you what this little guy can do. Switch him from demo-mode and he’ll have you bopping along as he sings and dances, flashes his eyes, and even navigates around the house using his self-balancing dual wheels. A real chatterbox, your child need never be lonely with this little chap around.
If your little one has been bitten by the robot bug, start them off with this delightful ladybug robot toy. With an operating distance of up to 30ft, this crimson crawler is surprisingly fast as it scuttles along in one of its three operating modes. In vibrant red and black, this outstanding toy really stands out.
Grip comes to the rescue when you’re looking for the best robot toy for your child. Compatible with major brick brands, Grip can pick up, carry, and deliver small items for you, and will even round up objects left on the floor at the end of the day! With LED eyes and 50+ sounds and phrases.
Cozmo is a BFF and AI all rolled into one! Don’t let his size fool you – Cozmo houses more than 300 parts which combine to bring you a toy robot who will actually get to know you. Offering an introduction to coding, this little gizmo can plot, plan, play games, and even show hundreds of emotions.
F4 is F-antastic 4 all things robot! Place the included tray in his hands and he will carry up to 300g, avoiding obstacles instinctively as he moves. You can even take photos remotely using the app on your smart device, and when it’s time for fun, F4 can throw some shapes to his own music.
This is a great tutorial for getting to grips with building a robot, without the complicated electronics. Using aluminium foil, kids can fashion their own robot, personalizing it with google eyes and other embellishments, before attaching ‘wheels’ so it can be rolled into action. Raid your craft basket and you’ll have all the components you need.
When it’s time for something a little more advanced in your robotic skills, check out this great tutorial for making the cutest bot out of block foam, a few household components, and a motor. With a little careful measuring and gluing, you can build a whole fleet of these little fellas for just a few bucks.
For a simple DIY idea to keep those robot mad kids amused on a rainy day, take a look at Gift of Curiosity’s blog post. Using the free printables, you can make a full color or b&w ‘Flip-a-Robot’ book which will allow little ones to mix and match body parts to find their ideal bot.
Practice your soldering skills and help your kids make this awesome robot insect. Using a vibration motor, all it takes is about 20 minutes to build this cute critter with just a few electronic parts and basic soldering skills. And if you’re new to soldering, there’s even a link to take you through the basics!
Go back to the future at your kid’s next fancy dress party with an awesome DIY robot costume. Using cardboard boxes, flexible ducts, a few household items, old computer parts, and some silver paint, you can create this seriously stunning and super cool guise for kids of any age.
Click the link to see this simple but effective tutorial on making a working robot vehicle. Using a motor and propeller, you and your kids can turn a simple household item like a plastic container into a moving ‘car’, and it will only cost a few dollars to do so. It supports STEM learning, too.