UBTECH Showcases KarBot, the First Jimu Robot On Wheels, at CES

Buildable, Programmable Robotic Car can Track and Move Along Lines,
and Detect Obstacles to Avoid by Driving Around Them

, the company that created the cutting-edge Alpha Series of
humanoid robots, today announced the U.S premiere of KarBot, the first
Jimu Robot on wheels, at CES 2017. The Jimu Robot KarBot Kit is the
first to offer a buildable, programmable car that can track and move
along lines, as well as detect obstacles to avoid by driving around
them. Using the Jimu App and Blockly coding, users can make KarBot
execute an endless variety of actions. The Jimu Robot KarBot Kit retails
for $129.95 and will be showcased at CES in Sands Expo, Hall A-D, booth
#42151, January 5–8, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“KarBot combines two things that kids love: cars and robots, and
represents UBTECH’s new direction for 2017,” said John Rhee, General
Manager, North America, UBTECH. “With added features, including sensors
in all new products, and adding even greater mobility to the existing
line of robots, UBTECH is poised to set a new standard for consumer
robots in the new year.”

Jimu Robot is the only Robotic Building System that anyone can easily BUILD
into specific models or their own creations, PROGRAM and code to
move with any smart device, and then SHARE in a Global Online
Community. The Jimu Robot KarBot Kit has all the parts, connectors and
servo motors needed to build three pre-designed KarBots or your own
invention. The free Jimu Robot App provides easy-to-follow 3D
illustrated building instructions, pre-programmed actions,
Pose-Record-Play and direct-servo programming, Blockly coding to
sequence your actions, and an in-App “Joystick” remote to control your
Jimu Robot in real time on your smart device. The JIMU Robot app for
iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is available free, exclusively on the App

The Jimu Robot KarBot Kit includes:

  • 3 Smooth Motion Robotic Servo Motors
  • 1 Infrared Sensor
  • 276 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

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. All Jimu
Robot parts are interchangeable with other Jimu sets, so after building
the official models, you can create your own inventions by mixing with
parts from any other set.

For more information on UBTECH and its complete line of robots, please
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
and at www.ubtrobot.com.


Donna Loughlin Michaels, 408-393-5575