Sphero has acquired LittleBits – gpgmail

[ad_1] Sphero and Little Bits have long been kindred spirits in the world of entertaining STEM toys, and soon they’ll be one and the same. Sphero this morning announced plans to buy the New York-based electronic building block company. Founded in 2010 and 2011 respectively, Sphero (nee Orbotix) and Little Bits took separate approaches, but […]

Can robots find a home in the classroom? – gpgmail

[ad_1] Jason Palmer is a general partner at New Markets Venture Partners. He previously served as deputy director for Higher Education at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. A few years ago, investors heralded the arrival of a future with robots in the home. Robots like Jibo, Anki’s Cozmo and Mayfield Robotics’ Kuri attracted buzz […]