The skills gap is real, folks. Only 16 percent of American high school seniors are proficient in mathematics and interested in a career involving science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
To add to that, 30 percent of high school seniors who took the ACT test were cleared for college-level sciences.
A recent influx of educational robots has shown that technology is a much better way to keep students engaged than current ed tech methods. And these toys reach kids of all ages and experience levels. But by the time kids reach late middle-school or early high-school, they may be ready for learning real coding languages that are widely used.
We’ve already shared a list of the 10 Best Educational Robot Kits, a list that comprises popular robot kits that teach your kids how to code. But 2017 is setting up nicely for better, faster, stronger educational robots to flood the market.
We’ve put together a list of the best educational robots set to hit the market in 2017. Many of these were teased at CES 2017, but they’d all be great options for parents or teachers who want to give their kids a head start by exposing them to computer science at an early age.