2015 Robot Gift Guide
The holidays are just around the corner, and that can mean only one thing: it’s time to step back and reflect about what robots you’re going to get this year. This guide, with 17 suggestions for all ages, interests, and pockets, is by no means exhaustive. There are lots of great robotic products out there. But we’re limiting ourselves to robots that you can plausibly purchase right now, which means that things like Kickstarter are out of the running. With this year’s selection, we tried to cover three main areas: DRONES, ROBOT TOYS & KITS, and HOME ROBOTS. Our list includes new products released in 2015 but also robots from previous years that we still like (check out more ideas from our 2014 and 2013 guides). We tested many of these bots ourselves, and we plan to post in-depth reviews sometime soon. And while we provide links to places where you can buy these items, we’re not endorsing any in particular, and a little bit of searching may result in better deals (all prices are in U.S. dollars). Lastly, if you think we missed the best robot thing (or things) of the year, let us know in the comments.