Top 20 Robot Holiday Gifts 2015

Already November and the time to think about buying gifts for friends and family for the holiday season. Finding the right gift for the robot enthusiast in your life is not easy, but RobotShop is here to help with gift suggestions for this coming holiday! You can see the robotic products suggested in our RobotShop Gift Center. Use the navigation on the side of the page to sort based on the following sub-categories:

Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Bluetooth Smartphone Controlled Robotic Ball

Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Bluetooth Smartphone Controlled Robotic BallSphero Star Wars BB-8 Bluetooth Smartphone Controlled Robotic Ball
Meet Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Bluetooth Smartphone Controlled Robotic Ball that's as authentic as it is advanced. BB-8 has something unlike any other robot - an adaptive personality that changes as you play. Based on your interactions, BB-8 will show a range of expressions and even perk up when you give voice commands. Set it to patrol and watch your Droid explore autonomously, make up your own adventure and guide BB-8 yourself, or create and view holographic recordings.

Litter-Robot III Open Air Automatic Self-Cleaning Litter Box

Litter-Robot III Open Air Automatic Self-Cleaning Litter BoxLitter-Robot III Open Air Automatic Self-Cleaning Litter Box
The Litter-Robot III Open Air Automatic Self-Cleaning Litter Box makes cat ownership easier every day. It is the first major revision to the highly successful Litter-Robot platform. The larger, more ergonomic entry and litter chamber along with the new self-adjusting cat sensor accommodates all cats, large and small. It sifts clumps and waste out of the litter seven minutes after a cat uses it and drops the waste in to a receptacle drawer for easy disposal.

Meccanoid G15 Personal Robot

Meccanoid G15 Personal RobotMeccanoid G15 Personal Robot
The Meccanoid G15 Personal Robot is your personal robot friend that you can build using 819 Meccano parts. It is an advanced, yet easy-to-use, open source robotic building platform. This robot uses its onboard “Mecca Brain” and voice recognition to say thousands of phrases, tell jokes, offer fun facts, play games and interact with you. It can even initiate conversations and give you a high-five. Meccanoid G15 features an easy programming option "LIM" -Learned Intelligent Movement, where you program movements and sounds and play it back with the push of a button. So even if you are new to robotics and programming, the meccanoid features the most innovative and easy programming.

WowWee Miposaur Robotic Companion

WowWee Miposaur Robotic CompanionWowWee Miposaur Robotic Companion
The WowWee Miposaur is equipped with GestureSense Technology that enables it to respond to the swipe of hand. Depending where you swipe, you can either become Miposaur’s new best friend, or dinnertime target! Miposaur responds to 10 basic commands, and will react differently to each of them depending on his mood. It can also follow, chase, guard and react differently to it depending on its mood. The app will train you how to play, control your own tame and play the game.

Hexbug Programmable Robotics Spider Kit

Hexbug Programmable Robotics Spider KitHexbug Programmable Robotics Spider Kit
The Hexbug Programmable Robotics Spider Kit is a robotic spider that promotes STEM learning by letting to construct the robot on your own. With over 350 snap-together pieces, a jumbo-sized robotic spider can be assembled. This kit comprises of a central brain unit, a wireless remote control, electronic motors, six legs, IR distance sensor, LED module and interlocking gears. The signals from the remote control are sent to the brain unit, which then translates the signals into mechanical motion of the motor. The motor turns and moves the legs of the spider, and the interlocking gears mimic the natural movement. This robotic spider offers two modes of operation – manual and autonomous. The manual mode gives provision of 64 different programming variation which can be selected and customized for every command.

Neato Botvac Connected Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Neato Botvac Connected Robot Vacuum CleanerNeato Botvac Connected Robot Vacuum Cleaner
The Neato Botvac Connected Robot Vacuum Cleaner has a patented laser-guided technology scans and maps the room, plans, and methodically cleans, automatically moving from room to room. The robot can be paired with a home Wi-Fi network and the Neato app, to remotely set up a regular vacuuming schedule, start a full house or spot clean, stop or pause the robot and get instant notifications about the status of the vacuuming run. It features a new Lithium Ion battery, two new cleaning modes (Eco and Turbo mode), an Ultra performance filter, a large brush, bigger-is-better dirt bin, and precise edge cleaning brush pick up more dirt and debris. Schedule daily cleanings or push a button for instant multi-room or spot cleaning. Automatically goes back to charge base, then returns to where it left off.

Samsung POWERbot Airborne Copper Vacuum

Samsung POWERbot Airborne Copper VacuumSamsung POWERbot Airborne Copper Vacuum
The Samsung POWERbot Airborne Copper Vacuum is packed with technology and is 60X more powerful than the previous model. It rolls right over most vacuuming obstacles thanks to its EasyPass wheels. It also automatically transitions from carpet to hard floors with ease to provide the right type of cleaning action for whatever surface it’s on. The POWERbot features a powerful Cyclone Force system that generates strong centrifugal forces. This separates dirt and debris into an outer chamber to reduce filter clogging and maintain suction power. The VR9000 contains an onboard digital camera and ten individual smart sensors that help it determine the optimal cleaning path by creating a complete map of your home, including walls, furniture and stairways. So you don’t need to worry about furniture or objects on the floor. Simply turn it on, and let it do the vacuuming for you.

Zoomer Interactive Cat Robot - Kitty

Zoomer Interactive Cat Robot - KittyZoomer Interactive Cat Robot - Kitty
The Zoomer Interactive Cat Robot – Kitty is the sweetest interactive Kitty who loves to play, pounce and purr! Using True Vision Technology, she follows your movements. As you play, her eyes will change color letting you know exactly how she’s feeling. Zoomer Kitty has touch sensors in her head, ears, and cheeks and she loves when you pet her. She’ll nuzzle in, and even respond with affectionate purrs that you can actually feel! After you’ve discovered Kitty’s softer side in Cuddle Mode, get ready for some fun in Play Mode. Kitty sings, dances, and performs secret tricks! You can tease her with her interactive Kitty Toy and watch her go cap-nip crazy, following it as you play! But don’t forget to give her attention or Kitty will wander off and go on her own adventures. Zoomer Kitty is curious, cuddly and loves to perform tricks. Adopt the kitty that’s full of life with Zoomer Kitty, your PURRfect friend!

Hubsan Q4 Nano QuadCopter

Hubsan Q4 Nano QuadCopterHubsan Q4 Nano QuadCopter
The Hubsan Q4 Nano QuadCopter is worlds smallest quadcopter with a 2.4Ghz radio system. It is featured with an ultra small design and integrated gyro for a stable flight. Featured with 4-Channel 2.4ghz radio with digital trim, this quadopter has LED lights to guide you during front and back flights with coreless micro motors.

WowWee R.E.V Smart Cars

WowWee R.E.V Smart CarsWowWee R.E.V Smart Cars
The WowWee R.E.V Smart Cars are Robotic Enhanced Vehicles that are designed for combat. Leave the track behind, and the let the world be your battlefield. Equipped with cutting edge Artificial Intelligence, in conjunction with BeaconSense technology, R.E.V.s can drive, think, and fight for themselves. Each A.I vehicle is hardwired to outwit, outplay and outlast YOU, their human opponents. The R.E.V. App features multiple game modes that let you showcase your skills. Take control of the power of R.E.V. with the free R.E.V. APP!

Parrot MiniDrone Jumping Night - Diesel

Parrot MiniDrone Jumping Night - DieselParrot MiniDrone Jumping Night - Diesel
The Parrot MiniDrone Jumping Night - Diesel can see in the dark. You just have to activate his powerful LED lights from the FreeFlight 3 application and adjust the intensity. He can also send light signals, to indicate that the coast is clear or to give notice of a danger. He can patrol and take complete video reports, even in dark areas.

Wonder Workshop Dash and Dot Robot Pack (Wonder Pack)

Wonder Workshop Dash and Dot Robot Pack (Wonder Pack)Wonder Workshop Dash and Dot Robot Pack (Wonder Pack)
The Wonder Workshop Dash and Dot Robot Pack (Wonder Pack) are capable robots that can sense their environment and can be programmed wirelessly using a touch device. The Dash & Dot are designed to be fun at your home and in a child’s play room. The combination of sensors on these robots, the child friendly programming tools on touch devices, and the design of the robots makes it fun and easy for kids (and grown ups) to do several activities with robots that would have seemed impossible until now. They can move, glow, make sounds and interact with each other. This dynamic duo can do anything you set your mind to.

Avitron Bluetooth Bionic Bird

Avitron Bluetooth Bionic BirdAvitron Bluetooth Bionic Bird
The Avitron Bluetooth Bionic Bird offers the opportunity to experience an extraordinary sensory adventure: flying like a bird. In the sky, Bionic Bird is the only flying object in the world that doesn't frighten birds away. On the contrary, it attracts them all! Friends and enemies alike. Bionic Bird is fearless in the face of predators thanks to its indestructible foam body and replaceable carbon fiber tail and wing structure.

Makeblock Starter Robot Kit V2 w/ Electronics (Blue)

Makeblock Starter Robot Kit V2 w/ Electronics (Blue)Makeblock Starter Robot Kit V2 w/ Electronics (Blue)
The Makeblock Starter Robot Kit V2 w/ Electronics (Blue) contains mechanical parts and electronic modules for you to start exploring the robot world. It can be used to build a robot tank or a three-wheeled robot car. It includes electronic modules such as the Me Baseboard V1.0, ultrasonic range finder, IR remote control and IR receiver. An IR control robot or an ultrasonic obstacle-avoiding robot can be built easily. The Me series electronic modules are easy-to-use and very friendly to beginners.

Grillbot Automatic Grill Cleaning Robot

Grillbot Automatic Grill Cleaning Robot (Black)Grillbot Automatic Grill Cleaning Robot (Black)
The Grillbot Automatic Grill Cleaning Robot is a fully automated, safe and easy to use Grillbot. It is the world's first automatic grill cleaning robotic device. It's push-button makes it easy to operate. It does all the heavy scrubbing to rid your grill of grease and grime while you get on with your life. It not only cleans your grill, but allows the grill to retain its ongoing flavor. Grillbot takes the work out of it with disposable brushes and three motor power to blast away grime and grease. When finished, Grillbot alerts you with an alarm. With the Grillbot you can save yourself time and energy. It does the tough job of scrubbing and cleaning the grill so you can go ahead and do other things like watching the game, or joining the family to play games. Simply put the Grillbot on your grill, press a button and you are done. Grillbot scours grease and caked-on grime leaving your grill like new. Grill cleaning has never been easier.

CEL Robox® Dual-Head 3D Printer

CEL Robox® Dual-Head 3D PrinterCEL Robox® Dual-Head 3D Printer
The CEL Robox® Dual-Head 3D Printer is a micro manufacturing platform that features a removable head and material feed. Using a FFF dual nozzle head and a suitable filament material feed you can create 3D printed models of any 3D model in .stl format. Print with ABS, PLA and many more materials to create solid 3D objects. Robox® has been designed from scratch, ensuring the frame and motion systems are extremely rigid and accurately positioned. All motors and axes are attached to a single stainless steel frame which is a reference surface for all motion, this is rigidly attached to injection moulded parts which form the body of the printer to create a super-stable platform. All of the motion axes are coupled to a single sheet metal part, reducing the need for factory calibration and ensuring that your Robox® is perfect for printing straight off the production line. The use of injection moulded parts combined with sheet metal components produces a very rigid structure, while allowing for a stylish consumer product.

WowWee Tipster Robotic Companion

WowWee Tipster Robotic CompanionWowWee Tipster Robotic Companion
The WowWee Tipster Robotic Companion is a playful robot friend who loves to play with you, be silly, move around, spin, and most of all… tip. The toy enables kids to experiment with weights and balances, although the curriculum is not overt. The amazing new robot that's perfect for young children. With 5 different play modes and an easy to use remote, Tipster combines a fun personality along with interactive activities, like balancing, stacking, counting and more.

MetaWatch Smartwatch Frame Black Stealth

MetaWatch Smartwatch Frame Black StealthMetaWatch Smartwatch Frame Black Stealth
The MetaWatch Smartwatch Frame Black Stealth is a 3ATM water resistant smartwatch designed to complement your smartphone and give you HANDS FREEDOM™. Supporting a Dual-Mode Bluetooth connection to your iPhone, or Android smartphone, you can check messages, see who’s calling, control music, view weather, and more, all from your wrist. FRAME in black presents stainless steel and leather in an altogether distinguished way. It's elegant, business-like, and ready to go.

RoboXplorer Multi Terrain Robotic Toy Vehicle

RoboXplorer Multi Terrain Robotic Toy VehicleRoboXplorer Multi Terrain Robotic Toy Vehicle
The RoboXplorer Multi Terrain Robotic Toy Vehicle lets kids build their very own multi-terrain robotic vehicle; complete with six S- shaped legs designed to conquer some of the toughest terrains such as sand, rocks and grass. Test its limits by towing toy cars, climbing a stack of books, or negotiating a wall-RoboXplorer will stop at almost nothing! This kit includes a science journal, 32 plastic pieces, gearbox and instructions.

550mm RTF Quadcopter UAV

550mm RTF Quadcopter UAV550mm RTF Quadcopter UAV
The 550mm RTF Quadcopter UAV has an open modular frame design that allows for more options in mounting hardware and makes changing parts quick and easy.  The arms and landing gear are replaceable which means that you can upgrade or repair your robot in only a few minutes.  With its use of satellites, barometer, and high precision compass data, the 550mm RTF Quadcopter UAV can hover perfectly still until it receives commands from the controller.  If the quadcopter loses signal and the "return to home" feature is enabled, the drone will rise 50 feet, fly back to its takeoff location and then land automatically. The quadcopter has larger motors and has a greater payload capacity than the 350mm quadcotper.  Like an Arduino flight controller, it features GPS position hold, return to home, altitude hold and intelligent orientation control featured on all RC models. It also allows for easy configuration and software upgrades to your quadcopter using the Adruino Mission Planner software.
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