Developer of KIBO, the developmentally-appropriate robot kit for 4-7 year olds, opens first dedicated manufacturing and office space
WALTHAM, Mass. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 17, 2015 — KinderLab Robotics, a creator of toys and educational tools that teach four to seven year-olds to program and understand logic, has moved to new office space and manufacturing headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts.
The offices and manufacturing space is close to the historic technology hub of Route 128 and is part of the company’s growth plans as it looks to hire new employees and increase manufacturing capacity.
“The importance of teaching children to understand logic and to be in charge of technology is creating a huge demand,” said Mitch Rosenberg, CEO and co-founder of KinderLab Robotics. “This demand for KIBO has allowed us to move to the next stage of growth – and to move into larger manufacturing premises in Waltham. We’ve experienced a whirlwind of orders from schools, teachers, parents, after-school programs, and camps since the close of our successful crowdfunding campaign last summer and the most recent holiday season. We look forward to what 2015 will bring.”
KIBO is a programming robot kit that develops cognitive, social, emotional and motor skills through familiar wooden blocks, encouraging open-ended play. Its customizable platform combines technology with expressive arts and relevant curriculum.
KIBO is available at:
About KinderLab Robotics Inc.
KinderLab Robotics creates toys and educational tools that enable young children to learn critical technical, problem- solving, and cognitive skills in a developmentally appropriate and playful way. While STEM education products exist for middle- and high-school students, KinderLab uniquely fills a need for a critical population: children under the age of seven. KinderLab products are based on over 15 years of academic and field research into how young children learn foundational concepts in programming and engineering by integrating them into a multidisciplinary curriculum that includes literacy, the expressive arts and cultural studies. KinderLab Robotics is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. It was founded by Marina Umaschi Bers and Mitch Rosenberg in May 2013. The first KIBO prototype, KIWI, was created in the DevTech labs of Tufts University in 2008.
For more information about KinderLab Robotics and its educational products, please visit www.kinderlabrobotics.com.