Award Winning

Robotic construction toy with kinetic memory

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Hands-on learning for children ages 4+

A constructive assembly system from the MIT Media Lab

What is it like to sculpt with motion? Topobo is the world's first construction toy with kinetic memory, the ability to record and playback physical motion. Snap together Passive (static) and Active (robotic) pieces into a creation, and with a press of a button and a flick of your wrist, you can teach your creation how to dance or walk. 

The same way you can learn how buildings stand by stacking up blocks, you can discover how animals walk by playing with Topobo.

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Hayes Raffle

Inventor and CEO

PRESS & AWARDS

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Discovery Channel

MIT's Toy
“Toy stores have competition, and it’s coming from a university. MIT has created the latest and greatest robotic toy on the market, and it’s called Topobo.”
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Washington Post

Start-up Builds Less Demanding Machines
"The snazziest items in the room are bright, colorful robotic building blocks that Ishii's researchers call Topobo."
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Cool Hunting

Topobo
“Taking the ideas behind Legos and Capsela to a new level, Topobo is fun and subversively educational!”
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Winner

Robots at Play

Most playful robotic toy

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Honorable Mention

Prix Ars Electronica

Interactive Art

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Design Distinction

ID Annual Student Design Review

Interactive Media

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TESTIMONIALS

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Maria Sousa

Elementary School Educator, Brazil
Kids are already using Topobo and loving it! (7 and 9 year old children). In fact, children and adults are loving it. 🙂
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Lori

After school educator, grades 4-7
“What Topobo offers is that surprise element...It’s intriguing just in its design and its newness, it has that cool factor... Teachers have to teach and reteach and do it in different modalities and do it in different intelligences in hopes that you hit the one of every kid.”