What are the best toys for your robot?
You know what?
It’s a question we’re always trying to answer, and we’ve always had an answer.
But now that the new year has arrived, we’re revisiting our answer and looking for new answers.
Here’s what we’ve learned so far about the best robot toys for children, kids and robots.
The good news: There are plenty of toys that will suit any child, no matter what skill level they may have.
Here are the top-rated toys for kids ages 6 to 17, from $100 to $10,000.
The bad news: If you’re buying toys for robots with different skills, it’s probably not the best idea to buy toys with the same skills.
Here is our top picks for $10-to-$5,000 robots, from toys with high-tech sensors to low-tech robots that use common sense and basic motor skills.
We’re including the best-performing robots in our picks.
Here, we show you how to buy the best of each.
To get started, we recommend that you buy the following: A robot that can walk, jump and swim.
This robot has a built-in camera and a small speaker that can be programmed to play music.
A robot with a built in camera and speaker that uses speech recognition to communicate with you.
A toy that can jump and crawl.
This toy has a small, movable, paddle-like attachment system that lets you grab the toy and pull it along with you while using a joystick.
A video game controller.
If you don’t have a video game console or controller, a toy with a video-game-like controller like the Sony PlayStation Move or the Nintendo Wii U Controller is the best bet.
The next best toys: These toys can take over your home, but they don’t need to be expensive.
Here we show how to build your own.
Read more: How to choose the best robotics for kids