Children are naturally curious naturalists having an innate appreciation of animals.
We are perfecting a method for 6-11s to learn by pairing iconic animals with child teachers.
Our authentic educational robots aim to truly reflect the real animals they depict, we learn by working with wild orphaned animal carers.
Facts should be fun. The aniBotics team co design our products with children.
We value their imaginative input - helping shape our experiences to make our educational content invisible to them.
They act like a system of "Bordometers" - setting off alarms in us when they aren't fully engaged and entertained.
Parents of 6-11 year olds buy one of our animal toys from a charity. The image above is an early baby elephant prototype being used to perfect our system in research with children. Your child's aim is to help rehabilitate their orphaned animal, but they need help.
At first the toy is timid and doesn't interact much. By connecting with a smart speaker children gain access to lessons from an animal expert. That expert - who has a fantastic sense of humour - is a child from the same country as the animal itself.
Each lesson unlocks new features and behaviours in your toy. These can be enjoyed independently of the smart speaker. The toy evolves over a period of several weeks, until it's confident enough to be released back into the wild (or if they don't want to be parted - become the child's lifelong friend!)
Animal toys and screen images often bear little relationship to their real-world counterparts. Though animals are cherished by us - and especially our children, their numbers are dwindling in the wild. Wouldn't it be great to be able to strengthen these bonds?
Our vision is to help connect and educate our children about the magnificence of animals, to help inspire them towards a lifetime of advocacy for our natural world.
We have a desire for all commercial products that resemble, depict or mimic animals to contribute to their conservation and welfare. We realise the best way to do this is to start with ourselves; all sales will benefit animal charities.
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Here's our shop filled with all kinds of toy animals, robots and books helping us, helping charities
These toy animals are designed to keep our pets company.
This HUGE monkey is a beautiful and soft dog cuddler - no squeeking, so perfect for sleep time too.
Elephants are amazing - we look forward to sharing fun facts with our elephant toys.
Our book store is growing, now our three titles, published by NPP are Discover Robotics, Discover Computers & Coding and Discover Primates - sales of our books - along with all our products - contribute to our charity partners.
For every book we sell, £2 goes to our supported animal charities & children's charity UNICEF