A new modular robot called the Barobo Mobot has been created to help teach middle school and high school students about science, technology, and engineering. The new Barobo Mobot has been designed to be cheap, and consists of modules that can attached to each other and accessories to form new and exciting robotic configurations. Each section measures around 3 x 3 x 7.43 inches with six mounting surfaces. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.
The system also incorporates a graphical user interface called the RobotController, that can program it with the C/C++ interpreter Ch, allowing everyone from beginner to experienced programmers to have fun. A single Barobo Mobot module has wheels at each end and two hinges in the center. The modules can be connected together to make wheeled vehicles, snakes, humanoid, or other shapes with different constructions.
The Barobo Mobot is now available to pre-order for $270 for the basic kit which consists of a selection connection plates and attachments. More information is available in the press release here.