Robots are becoming popular educational tools in Australia due to the inclusion of coding in the National Technologies Curriculum. “The Wyss educational robotics team is working to ignite a passion for science and technology among students at a young age by building robots that introduce the fundamentals of programming and controlling robots” (source) which retail for around $10! The Affordable Education Robot, better known as AERobot, can:
– Move forward and backward on flat, smooth surfaces
– Turn
– Detect the direction of incoming light
– Identify distances using infrared light
– Follow lines and edges (source)
Below is a video demonstration:

For more information about hardware and software visit: the Wyss Institute.