Robot Toys capture top Toy of the Year Awards
Two of the top Toy Industry’s 2010 Toy of the Year Awards (the TOTY’s) went to robotic creations. The top honor, Toy of the Year, was captured by Capia’s popular Zhu Zhu Pets, the robotic hamsters that incorporate simple artificial intelligence behavoirs including reacting to physical interaction and exploring areas and rooms autonomously.
Capping over a decade of success in homes, schools, colleges, and even research facilties, LEGO’s Mindstorms NXT 2.0 robotic system was the clear winner of the Educational Toy of the Year award. The popular system was honored as “an outstanding toy that helps children develop special skills and knowledge through play.”
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