UBTECH Introduces LionBot: Jimu Robot’s First Bobblehead Robot to Coincide with Chinese New Year Celebrations

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Infrared Feature Allows LionBot to Maneuver Around Obstacles

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–UBTECH
Robotics
, the company that created the cutting-edge Alpha Series of
humanoid robots, today introduced LionBot, the latest addition to its
line of STEM-friendly Jimu Robots for kids and teens. The Jimu Robot
LionBot was designed exclusively with Apple to emulate the lion costumes
seen in the Chinese New Year parades, whose dance represents warding off
bad luck, scaring away evil spirits, as well as ushering in good luck
and thanks-giving. UBTECH will be showcasing LionBot as part of CES in
Sands Expo, Hall A-D, booth #42151, January 5–8, 2017 in Las Vegas,
Nevada.

LionBot has an infrared sensor that can track and move along lines, as
well as detect objects to maneuver around. LionBot is also the first
Jimu Robot to feature a bobbling character head, bringing a whole new
level of personality to robot construction, and offering the ideal way
to celebrate the Chinese New Year. LionBot is an interactive building
block kit that combines learning and fun as kids build, program and
share their robot creations. The Jimu Robot LionBot Kit retails for
$129.95 and is exclusively available at Apple.com
and in select Apple Stores.

“UBTECH is proud to introduce LionBot, an iconic symbol of good fortune
in Chinese New Year celebrations,” said John Rhee, General Manager,
North America, UBTECH. “Not only will boys and girls enjoy building,
coding and programming LionBot, but the whole family will enjoy
LionBot’s 21st century take on the traditional Chinese lion
dance.”

The Jimu Robot LionBot Kit has all the parts, connectors and servo
motors needed to build LionBot or your own invention. The kit includes
the Jimu Robot app with step-by-step 3D instructions including zoom and
360 degree views to make building the robot easy. Once built, the app
features pre-programmed actions with Blockly coding or the ability to
program your own actions to make LionBot do almost anything. An in-app
joystick remote also lets you control your LionBot on your iPhone, iPad
and iPod touch. Additionally, the app connects users to the global Jimu
community to share their creation or programming with Jimu Robot lovers
around the world. The JIMU Robot app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is
available free, exclusively on the App
Store
.

The Jimu Robot TankBot Kit includes:

  • 4 Smooth Motion Robotic Servo Motors
  • 1 Infrared Sensor
  • 248 Snap-Together Interlocking Parts & Connectors
  • 1 Main Control Box
  • 1 Long Life, Quick Recharging Lithium-Ion Battery
  • 1 Recharging Power Adaptor
  • Free Jimu Robot App
  • Quick Start Guide

Jimu Robots were designed to enrich children’s lives and are appropriate
for children over 8, and are especially strong for boys and girls 9-14.
Jimu Robots were built from the ground up to specifically meet the needs
of STEM (Science Technology, Engineering, Math) curriculum.

To learn more about Jimu Robot, visit jimurobots.com.

For more information on UBTECH, visit ubtrobot.com.

Social Media:

Twitter: @UBTECHRobotics

Instagram: @ubtechrobotics

Facebook: facebook.com/ubtechroboticscorp

About UBTECH Robotics:

Established to provide cutting-edge technical solutions, UBTECH Robotics
is a highly innovative software house, systems integrator and technology
provider. The company is best known globally as the industry leader in
humanoid robotics like the Alpha 1S. With its world-class robots that
are interactive and enjoyable for the entire family, UBTECH Robotics
allows you step away from traditional play and into a world where robots
are our friends. For additional information about the company, follow
UBTECH ROBOTICS on Facebook,
Instagram,
YouTube
and at www.ubtrobot.com.

Contacts

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Donna Loughlin Michaels, 408-393-5575
donna@lmgpr.com