Silicon Valley Robots: The New Teachers?

Startup makes robots that teach

Silicon Valley kids are famous for being really good with gadgets. I admit, my kids whiz around mobile devices faster than the adults in the house, and it's impressive.

But can they program? No.

Can I teach them to program? No.

Enter Play-i, a Mountain View startup that makes robots that can help kids get interested in technology on all sorts of levels. Even if they're 5 years old.

The robots can dance, play songs, and interact with kids in a way that makes the young people feel comfortable with them.

Sounds a bit like the perfect teacher.

During a time when entire companies are desperate for ways to get young people interested in technology, programming and code, maybe Play-i has the answer: Do something cute and interactive, and build the engineering force of the future.

Scott is on Twitter: @scottbudman

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