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Marty the Robot

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  • Walking robot kit with nine controllable motors
  • Programmable over WiFi using Scratch, Python, and more
  • Includes sensors for tilt, acceleration, bump and force
  • Upgradable with optional Raspberry Pi single board computer
  • Useful from late primary school to university level
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Edition: 1.1
Technical Details
Item Weight962 g
Product Dimensions25.2 x 10 x 20.5 cm
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Manufacturer recommended age:10 years and up
Item model number.
Main Language(s)English
Assembly RequiredYes
Batteries Required?Yes
Batteries included?Yes
Remote Control Included?No
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Customer Reviews 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
Best Sellers Rank 307,726 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight962 g
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Date First Available5 Mar. 2018
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This product is subject to specific safety warnings
  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 10 years. For use under adult supervision
  • Warning: To be used under the direct supervision of an adult

Product Description

Marty the Robot is an educational robot designed to make robotics and engineering accessible to kids, makers, and educators. Marty is a proper walking robot, with lots of controllable motors and sensors, and can be programmed with languages like Scratch and Python. It’s super easy to get started with Marty but you can also go to a really advanced level in several aspects of robotics. This means Marty can be used from late primary school all the way up to university level. Marty is a robot, not a toy - the ideal robot for learning about robotics.

Marty the Robot: The perfect robot for learning about robotics

At Robotical, we're passionate about making robots, not novelties. We designed Marty the Robot to bring STEM education to life. With its nine programmable motors, unique patent-pending walking mechanism, and upgradeable electronics and sensors, Marty is not your average educational robot. Out-of-the-box Marty can be controlled remotely over WiFi, but you can also program him in a variety of programming languages. Kids and beginners can learn with Scratch, where coding is as simple as clicking and dragging blocks. Experienced programmers can control him using more powerful programming languages such as Python and Javascript, or state of the art robotics tools such as ROS.

Full Robot Kit Included

Assembly takes about 3-4 hours, and is designed to be slightly challenging. Walking robots aren't simple, after all. Everything you need is in the box, including 9 motors; tilt, acceleration, bump, and motor force sensors; our WiFi-enabled control board; rechargeable battery and charger; even a screwdriver!

WiFi Enabled

Marty is controlled and programmed over WiFi. You can even connect multiple Martys and control as many as you'd like.

Fully Programmable

Start off programming Marty using Scratch, developed by MIT for 8-16 year olds and used worldwide. Then move into real world languages like Python and Javascript later on!

The ideal educational technology tool

Marty is a real robot - complex, yet not complicated. You can bring the world of robotics to life with a character filled robot that can walk, dance, turn, and even kick a ball. The unique walking mechanism makes it much easier to design your own movements for Marty, and you can use Marty's moving eyebrows to show emotion.

Build, Play, Program, Expand!

Marty is an expandable robot. You can add on extra sensors, even add a Raspberry Pi single board computer and a camera to get Marty to do more advanced activities like playing football autonomously. With the Raspberry Pi on board you can even run ROS, the Robot Operating System used widely in academia and increasingly in industry. 3D printer files are available so you can customise your parts, and the code is open source!

Robotical Founder Dr Sandy Enoch

As a Roboticist himself, Sandy wanted to create a robot that would inspire the next generation. He came up with Marty the Robot while completing his PhD at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Sandy founded Robotical to develop Marty and it's now a fast growing startup based in Edinburgh. At Robotical we're passionate believers in the potential of robotics to make life better for everyone, and we want to inspire, facilitate and educate.

Describe your products in 3 words.

Robot, Educational, Fun

How did you come up with the idea for this product?

Whilst doing my PhD in Robotics, I wanted to buy a Christmas present for my niece. I wanted something that would teach her how to code, and was obviously looking for something robot-related, yet everything on the market was either very expensive, difficult to use, or simply a novelty toy. I decided there was a gap for a real robot at an accessible price, and the idea for Marty was born!

What makes your product special?

The really exciting bit is the walking mechanism - no other robot in the world walks like Marty. But more than that, we take capabilities normally reserved for really expensive research robots, like motor force sensing and ROS compatibility, and make them accessible and easier to use. We're a real robot for the price of a smart toy. Marty brings coding alive and encourages a wider range of people to think about robotics, coding and technology in a positive manner. Also, moving eyebrows!

What has been the best part of your experience?

Marty has real personality and it is fantastic to see the reaction from kids when they use the product for the first time.

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