UBTECH Introduces TankBot: the First Jimu Robot That Runs on Treads

Infrared Feature Allows TankBot to Follow Commands to Pick Up or
Maneuver Around Objects

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–UBTECH Robotics, the company that created the cutting-edge Alpha Series
of humanoid robots, today introduced TankBot, the latest addition to its
line of STEM-friendly Jimu Robots for kids and teens. TankBot is the
first Jimu Robot to run on tank treads for unprecedented mobility and
features an infrared sensor that allows it to follow commands to detect,
pick up or maneuver around objects. TankBot is an interactive building
block system that combines learning and fun as kids build, program and
share their robot creations. The Jimu Robot TankBot Kit retails for
$149.95 and is exclusively available at Apple.com
and in select Apple Stores.

“TankBot is an exciting new addition to the Jimu Robot family that kids
are going to love,” said John Rhee, General Manager, North America,
UBTECH. “Its cute and personable face and design will appeal to both
boys and girls, and kids will enjoy watching TankBot move seamlessly on
its tank treads. Further, users will be amazed by TankBot’s ability to
respond to commands as well as its ability to pick up objects. What kids
will love most about TankBot, however, is knowing that they themselves
are responsible for creating this robot and bringing their new friend to

The Jimu Robot TankBot Kit has all the parts, connectors and servo
motors needed to build TankBot 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 TankBot do almost anything. An in-app
joystick remote also lets you control your TankBot 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

The Jimu Robot TankBot Kit includes:

  • 6 Smooth Motion Robotic Servo Motors
  • 1 Infrared Sensor
  • 190 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.
more information on UBTECH, visit ubtrobot.com.

Social Media:

Twitter: @UBTECHRobotics

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
and at www.ubtrobot.com.


Donna Loughlin Michaels, 408-393-5575