15 December 2022 at 11:00 am
International recognition for New Zealand educational robot KaiBot before official launch
An educational robot developed by New Zealand edtech company Kai’s Education has won the Learn-To-Code award at the Smart Toys competition in Dubai in November 2022.
The AI-enabled robot, KaiBot, which has won the award two months before its official launch date, is designed to support 5 to 15-year-old children to develop coding skills.
The Smart Toys competition is coordinated by the Dubai Future Foundation in collaboration with the World Economic Forum to highlight the best-emerging AI toys in education. The competition attracts innovators, entrepreneurs, toy developers, and start-ups from 20 countries globally.
Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao (ENZ) has been offering wraparound support to Kai’s Education over the last year, including supporting them to participate at EduTech Australia in August, profiling them with a spotlight feature with EdTechNZ, and offering support and insights as they venture into the UAE region.
ENZ’s Business Development Manager Alana Pellow, who has been working with Kai’s Education, said this was a fantastic outcome for New Zealand’s edtech community.
“KaiBot is a great example of how innovative and fun technology can positively impact education outcomes for young learners. It’s wonderful to see the Kai’s Education team achieve international recognition for the transformative impact their edtech has on learners.”