Some of our readers will remember Bo And Yana, the Play-i robots that we featured on the site back in October, they are designed to teach children to program.
The team at Play-i were raising funds for these cool little robots, and they have now secured $1.4 million US dollars in funding, and the Play-i robots will now go into production and will go on sale next summer.
Play-i is was founded by Vikas Gupta, who was the former head of consumer payments at Google, Saurabh Gupta, who was head of the iPod Software team at Apple, and Mikal Greaves, who was head of manufacturing and product design for electronics and toys at frog design.
The Play-i team have now received more than 10,000 orders for the new Bo and Yana robots, and they plan to start shipping the devices out to customers in the summer of 2014.
The robots are designed to be programmed by children of age 5 and above, and they are designed to be programmed by things that kids do normally, like telling stories and singing songs, have a look at the video below, which shows how they work.
You can find out more details about Bo and Yana from Play-i over at the Play-i website and the link below, these clever little robots are also available to pre-order with prices starting at $59.
Source Play-i, TechCrunch